A COMMON FAITH by John Dewey


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A series of three lectures, slightly rewritten for book publication and designed to aid the intelligent man to clarify his own conceptions of the place of religion in his life scheme. Dewey strips religion of the necessities of the super-natural, indicates that the religious man need not necessarily be the man who accepts tenets of an established creed; he states that the trappings of religion are frequently superficial cloaks for beliefs the intelligence rejects. He rationalizes religion as a molding into one ideal conception the faith in the ultimate good and the imaginative steps by which this might be ideally conceived. Not a book for casual reading -- nor so popular a first aid to philosophic thinking as the Dimnet book -- but a challenge to the thoughtful reader.

Pub Date: Sept. 18th, 1934
ISBN: 0300000693
Publisher: Yale Press