Rorty and the Religious
Christian Engagements with a Secular Philosopher
Imprint: Cascade Books
"Jacob Goodson and Brad Stone have brought together a fair sampling of contemporary thinkers . . . The three sections of Rorty and the Religious take on the status of Christianity in analytic philosophy, the implications of Rorty's thought for Christian moral understanding, and the prospects for social hope. This book . . . brings together the intellectual life, as exemplified by Rorty, and the 'sustained practice' informed by 'spiritual nourishment and the hope of the risen Christ.'"
--G. Scott Davis, University of Richmond
"Goodson and Stone's spirited gathering of Christian thinkers shows us not only why, but how Rorty's pragmatism needs an account of religion to ground its vision of hope and love. [It shows] why and how contemporary Christian theology needs a chastened pragmatism to bring its imaginings back down to earth. Here is an engaging philosophy and a critically minded theology, a reason for hope.
--Peter Ochs, University of Virginia
"Goodson and Stone have brought together an excellent group of religious thinkers who take seriously the invitation to start a new conversation with a secular, though not antireligious, thinker, one who recognized the power of telling and retelling in our private lives, but also in the generation of civic solidarity. By doing so, they have enriched and expanded our understanding of Rorty's thought and of our religious America."
--Eduardo Mendieta, Stony Brook University