Common Ground With A Common Faith: Dewey’s Idea of the “Religious”
In A Common Faith, Dewey rejects organized religion and belief in the supernatural, instead arguing for an authentically “religious” attitude which this interpretive essay analyzes in terms of four propositions: (1) Knowledge is unified. (2) Knowledge is democratic. (3) The pursuit of moral ideals requires moral faith. (4) The authority for moral ideals is experience as explored via inquiry. The author responds from the perspective of his own religious faith and outlines conceptual relationships with modern spirituality in education writers. The common ground is that the “religious” must be seen as a significant way of being and becoming in education.
Bradley Baurain. "Common Ground With A Common Faith: Dewey’s Idea of the “Religious”" Education and Culture 27.2 (2011).
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