On Religious Life: William James and I: An Affectionate by Cordell Strug

By Cordell Strug

William James was once a great-hearted and beneficiant philosophical spirit. He was once also--beneath his human sympathy, his experiments, his scholarship, and his alluring writings--a spiritual seeker, a pilgrim trying to find a brand new Jerusalem he used to be able to outline for himself. Cordell Strug, as a tender philosophy pupil, was once enthralled through James, specially by means of his lectures on faith, The sorts of non secular Experience. He was once drawn through the choice James provided to spiritual traditions, through his passionate looking out, and via his wealthy humanity. but he came upon he needed to half corporation with James at the very nature of spiritual adventure and the resource of its strength. Out of the fight with James's spiritual imaginative and prescient, he came across a manner again to a extra conventional non secular lifestyles, finally changing into a Lutheran pastor. during this e-book, he appears again at how he got here less than James's spell, how he embraced and wrestled with James's imaginative and prescient, and the way James remained with him as a residing presence, either a guiding and a serious companion.

"Strug's full of life rumination at the nice Pragmatist William James calls readers to take care of real event, particularly together with the truth of evil, and warns opposed to the violent dogmatisms of each tribe. Strug bears witness to James' 'living presence' in his doctoral (Purdue) and ministerial (Luther Seminary) experiences, and importantly in a long time of rural Minnesota ministry. One might be pushed with Strug again to what James ignored: the communal lifetime of religion in provider and worship."
--Paul R. Sponheim, Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology, Luther Seminary, St. Paul

Cordell Strug studied philosophy at Purdue collage yet spent such a lot of his existence as a pastor in rural Minnesota. He has written on philosophy, faith, literature, and picture. he's the writer of All fingers Stand by means of to Repel Boarders: stories from existence as a Lutheran Pastor and The different Cheek: Gospel, Empire, and reminiscence in a single Christian's Journey.

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