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Introduction: Three Inventions

William Dean

William Dean is Professor of Constructive Theology Emeritus at Iliff School of Theology. He is the author of 5 books and coeditor of another. His previous book, The Religious Critic in American Culture, won an AAR Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in 1995. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The American Spiritual Culture : And the Invention of Jazz, Football, and the Movies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

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... and the movies, they tip their religious hand, where religion is their “total reaction upon life,” as William James suggested.William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1985), 36.In...

Conclusion

William Dean

William Dean is Professor of Constructive Theology Emeritus at Iliff School of Theology. He is the author of 5 books and coeditor of another. His previous book, The Religious Critic in American Culture, won an AAR Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in 1995. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The American Spiritual Culture : And the Invention of Jazz, Football, and the Movies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

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...From W H. Auden: The Collected Poems, by W. H. Auden, copyright © 1976 by Edward Mendelson, William Meredith, and Monroe K. Spears, Executors of the Estate of W. H. Auden. Used by permission of Random House, Inc.The miracle is the only...

Introduction

William Dean

William Dean is Professor of Constructive Theology Emeritus at Iliff School of Theology. He is the author of 5 books and coeditor of another. His previous book, The Religious Critic in American Culture, won an AAR Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in 1995. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The American Spiritual Culture : And the Invention of Jazz, Football, and the Movies

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... justifications for the law based on anything beyond the preferences of the people. Among these positivists, he includes Robert Bork and Supreme Court justices William H. Rehnquist and Antonin Scalia. Jaffa argues that constitutional law should be based...

Displaced People

William Dean

William Dean is Professor of Constructive Theology Emeritus at Iliff School of Theology. He is the author of 5 books and coeditor of another. His previous book, The Religious Critic in American Culture, won an AAR Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in 1995. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The American Spiritual Culture : And the Invention of Jazz, Football, and the Movies

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... in a narrative what poet William Carlos Williams, in the long poem Paterson and in the volume of essays entitled The American Grain, represents through collages of old letters, journals, reports, and newspaper stories: a “flavor of an actual...

Pragmatism

William Dean

William Dean is Professor of Constructive Theology Emeritus at Iliff School of Theology. He is the author of 5 books and coeditor of another. His previous book, The Religious Critic in American Culture, won an AAR Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in 1995. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The American Spiritual Culture : And the Invention of Jazz, Football, and the Movies

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... Association, University of Chicago, 1966); as well as William Dean, History Making History (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1988), chap. 3; idem, “Empiricism and God,” in Empirical Theology: A Handbook, ed. Randolph Crump...

Introduction: The Spiritual Culture

William Dean

William Dean is Professor of Constructive Theology Emeritus at Iliff School of Theology. He is the author of 5 books and coeditor of another. His previous book, The Religious Critic in American Culture, won an AAR Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in 1995. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The American Spiritual Culture : And the Invention of Jazz, Football, and the Movies

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... and political scientist Eldon Eisenach holds that there have been four “religious establishments” in American history.Robert William Fogel, The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of Egalitarianism (Chicago: University of Chicago Press,...

Skepticism

William Dean

William Dean is Professor of Constructive Theology Emeritus at Iliff School of Theology. He is the author of 5 books and coeditor of another. His previous book, The Religious Critic in American Culture, won an AAR Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in 1995. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The American Spiritual Culture : And the Invention of Jazz, Football, and the Movies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

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... Whitehead, Science and the Modern World [New York: Free Press, 1953], 53 [originally published, 1925]). For a general discussion of these developments, see William Dean, The Religious Critic in American Culture (Albany: State University...

Jazz

William Dean

William Dean is Professor of Constructive Theology Emeritus at Iliff School of Theology. He is the author of 5 books and coeditor of another. His previous book, The Religious Critic in American Culture, won an AAR Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in 1995. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The American Spiritual Culture : And the Invention of Jazz, Football, and the Movies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

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... State University of New York Press, 1994); William Dean, History Making History: The New Historicism in American Religious Thought (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1988). (The foregoing were the three Iliff new historicists.) Gordon...

The Movies

William Dean

William Dean is Professor of Constructive Theology Emeritus at Iliff School of Theology. He is the author of 5 books and coeditor of another. His previous book, The Religious Critic in American Culture, won an AAR Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in 1995. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The American Spiritual Culture : And the Invention of Jazz, Football, and the Movies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

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... Capra of the 1930s, or Alfred Hitchcock, William Wyler, Preston Sturges, Orson Welles, Michael Curtiz, John Houston, and John Ford of the 1940s and 1950s. In the closing decades of the century, the audiences made idols of themselves. First,...

Football

William Dean

William Dean is Professor of Constructive Theology Emeritus at Iliff School of Theology. He is the author of 5 books and coeditor of another. His previous book, The Religious Critic in American Culture, won an AAR Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in 1995. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The American Spiritual Culture : And the Invention of Jazz, Football, and the Movies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

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... is thoroughly ambiguous, working as “an expansive urge toward greater good” as well as “a passion for greater evil.”Bernard Loomer, The Size of God: The Theology of Bernard Loomer in Context, ed. William Dean and Larry E. Axel (Macon, Ga.:...