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Published: 03 December 2010

200 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195370928

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American Spaces of Conversion

The Conductive Imaginaries of Edwards, Emerson, and James

Andrea Knutson

  • Combines religion, history, and literary studies to offer a unique study of belief in nineteenth-century America
  • Addresses the contributions of William James, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Jonthan Edwards to the intellectual and religious life of the US
  • Presents an intellectual history and argument for pragmatism's emergence as an American philosophy by tracing its origins back to the transplantation of the Puritan Reformed concept of conversion and its development in the New World