By William Dean
This can be a transparent and sharply written safety of the thesis that American empirical theology, specifically that linked to the Chicago institution, is a postmodern move within the experience recommended by way of the deconstructionists. while it may be concept that Protestant neo-orthodoxy introduced lifestyles again into theology, Dean argues that it used to be only a past due gasp of the demise transcendental-signified culture.
It indicates what unifies the idea, stretching from the idealistic empiricism of Jonathan Edwards, to the pragmatic empiricism of James and Dewey, to the cosmological empiricism of Whitehead, to the socio-historical empiricism of the Chicago college theologians, to the present paintings of the starting to be physique of procedure theologians. The booklet argues that theology wishes a brand new shape, one who will make American non secular empiricism right into a devoted historicism, a continuous reinterpretation of the non secular previous.
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America may not have produced an Augustine or a Schleiermacher, but its hope of producing theologians who shall do more than live off the European mind has little chance of being realized unless the history of theology in America is studied, not as a tributory of European theology, but, for all its derivative character, as an expression of American experience. 29 American Religious Empiricism as Post-Modern The rise of post-modernism in American arts and letters during the past fifty years provides a new impetus for a restoration of religious empiricism.
27 While the distinction between idealism and empiricism can function to place unambiguously certain people within idealism, it can place, equally, certain other people within empiricism, and, thus, identify them as empirical liberals. 28 It is true that idealism did argue for the priority of mind. However, this similarity with idealism is far overshadowed by James's dependence on John Locke, who contended above all else that ordinary knowledge begins in sense experience. When James argued for the creativity of mind, he argued for the creativity of a nature-spirit self within a nature-spirit world.
Dewey's pragmatism is a commentary on how the present individual's action harmonizes with and yet adds complexity to environments. All natural and human development adds to the environment the individual's interpretation; the resulting new environment in turn becomes part of the objective environment, interpreting later individuals and being reinterpreted by them. There are no standards, norms, or truths beyond this historical interaction between one's history and oneself. In these commentaries James and Dewey move beyond modernism and help to usher in a post-modern agenda.
American Religious Empiricism by William Dean