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The American Empirical Movement in Theology

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Delores Joan Rogers

This work describes the impact of the modern scientific worldview on Judaism and Christianity and the creative response of two important figures within those traditions. Mordecai Kaplan, the founder of the Reconstructionist movement within Judaism, draws from John Dewey insights helpful in making Judaism relevant to modern thinkers. Bernard Meland, of the University of Chicago, looks to William James and Alfred North Whitehead for clues to re-appropriate Christianity in the modern world.