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Christian Pragmatism: An Intellectual Biography of Edward Scribner Ames, 1870–1958 by W. Creighton Peden (review)

Christian Pragmatism: An Intellectual Biography of Edward Scribner Ames, 1870–1958 by W.... American Journal of Theology and Philosophy Christian Pragmatism: An Intellectual Biography of Edward Scribner Ames, 1870­1958. W. creighton Peden. newcastle upon Tyne, uK: cambridge scholars Publishing, 2011. 270 pp. $67.99 cloth. (reviewed by Karl e. Peters, rollins college) for forty years, creighton Peden has been engaged in significant scholarship to preserve the nineteenth and twentieth-century tradition of American empirical, pragmatic theology and in particular, the work of the chicago school. he has edited or coedited several volumes of authors' unpublished works including one with John gaston on edward scribner Ames, also published in 2011. further, he has created a series of intellectual biographies on leaders of this unique tradition. Peden's biography of Ames is organized in three sections. The opening two chapters (1­22) set the historical context of Ames's work in the disciples of christ denomination and in his own personal autobiography. The middle section (23­219) consists of thirty-five synopses of books, journal articles, lectures, presentations, and sermons. The final section (221­35) summarizes and evaluates Ames's thought. in the first chapter, "historical context," Peden sketches some main features of the disciples of christ, the denomination in which Ames grew up and in which he ministered throughout his life. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Theology & Philosophy University of Illinois Press

Christian Pragmatism: An Intellectual Biography of Edward Scribner Ames, 1870–1958 by W. Creighton Peden (review)

American Journal of Theology & Philosophy , Volume 36 (3) – Oct 31, 2015

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American Journal of Theology and Philosophy Christian Pragmatism: An Intellectual Biography of Edward Scribner Ames, 1870­1958. W. creighton Peden. newcastle upon Tyne, uK: cambridge scholars Publishing, 2011. 270 pp. $67.99 cloth. (reviewed by Karl e. Peters, rollins college) for forty years, creighton Peden has been engaged in significant scholarship to preserve the nineteenth and twentieth-century tradition of American empirical, pragmatic theology and in particular, the work of the chicago school. he has edited or coedited several volumes of authors' unpublished works including one with John gaston on edward scribner Ames, also published in 2011. further, he has created a series of intellectual biographies on leaders of this unique tradition. Peden's biography of Ames is organized in three sections. The opening two chapters (1­22) set the historical context of Ames's work in the disciples of christ denomination and in his own personal autobiography. The middle section (23­219) consists of thirty-five synopses of books, journal articles, lectures, presentations, and sermons. The final section (221­35) summarizes and evaluates Ames's thought. in the first chapter, "historical context," Peden sketches some main features of the disciples of christ, the denomination in which Ames grew up and in which he ministered throughout his life.

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American Journal of Theology & PhilosophyUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Oct 31, 2015

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