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Theology & Philosophy

The Harvard Square God

This series, prepared by Herbert Vetter, offers vignettes of five philosophers, Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, William Ernest Hocking, Alfred North Whitehead, and Charles Hartshorne.

James Luther Adams: Prophet to the Powerful

This series offers a variety of reflections and works by and about James Luther Adams. In James Luther Adams one finds the curious, and sometimes contradictory, combination of medieval saint, Renaissance humanist, Marxist critic, Enlightenment encyclopedist, sectarian enthusiast, and bourgeois compulsive. Yet he is, in many ways, a prototypical modern man, attempting to find, confess, and, where necessary, carve out a sense of meaning large enough to preserve us from the perennial idolatries and aimlessness that flesh is heir to.

Is God Necessary

The question addressed in this book, Is God Necessary?, by Herbert F. Vetter, is not a new one but is of perennial importance. What is new is that a great new discovery answers this question decisively in the twenty-first century as Darwin’s theory of evolution did in the nineteenth century.

Hosea Ballou: The Challenge to Orthodoxy

This book brings to life a remarkable man and a remarkable era. Hosea Ballou – rebel preacher, self-taught theologian – was one of the most influential religious figures of nineteenth-century America. A convert from the Calvinistic Baptists, Ballou gave voice to the great upsurge of religious liberalism among the humbler people of this country.

Charles Hartshorne: A New World View

In this series, writings by Charles Hartshorne reveal God not as a supernatural force but as the deathless cosmic life of which our lives are a part.

Charles Hartshorne: A Biography

Here now online is the very first biography of the foremost interpreter of Western and Eastern ways of thought concerning positive and negative visions of God by Donald Wayne Viney. It is published online by permission of Thomson Gale, Detroit 2003, from American Philosophers Before 1950, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 270.

American Philosophers Speak of God

Compiled by founding director Herbert Vetter, this series presents a collection of lectures and writings about the role of God in the modern world as understood by William Ernest Hocking, Charles Hartshorne, John E. Smith, John Dewey, and Alfred North Whitehead.