WorldCat Identities

Smith, John E. (John Edwin) 1921-2009

Overview
Works: 120 works in 480 publications in 5 languages and 18,571 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: BL51, 191
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John E Smith
The spirit of American philosophy by John E Smith( Book )

46 editions published between 1963 and 1983 in English and Japanese and held by 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purpose and thought : the meaning of pragmatism by John E Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and German and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reason and God; encounters of philosophy with religion by John E Smith( Book )

26 editions published between 1961 and 1978 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jonathan Edwards reader by Jonathan Edwards( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience and God by John E Smith( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 1995 in English and Polish and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of Christianity by Josiah Royce( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In what sense can the modern man consistently be, in creed, a Christian?"--Introduction
Contemporary American philosophy: second series by John E Smith( Book )

29 editions published between 1970 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royce's social infinite: the community of interpretation by John E Smith( Book )

20 editions published between 1950 and 2000 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Edwards : puritan, preacher, philosopher by John E Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of religion by John E Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's philosophical vision by John E Smith( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The analogy of experience: an approach to understanding religious truth by John E Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josiah Royce : selected writings by Josiah Royce( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and empiricism by John E Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Themes in American philosophy: purpose, experience, and community by John E Smith( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recovery of philosophy in America : essays in honor of John Edwin Smith by John E Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Challenge of religion : contemporary readings in philosophy of religion( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To use a book like this, either for the professor who may have adopted it for a course or for the person who may simply be reading it out of interest, is to call for creative imagination. There are many different way in which these readings might be approached. Our own editorial discussions about groupings and orderings were themselves quite lively
Quasi-religions : humanism, Marxism, and nationalism by John E Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The growing secularisation of many societies has led to the proliferation of quasi-religions that seek to replace the religions proper. A quasi-religion is a position or movement which turns some finite, limited object or ideal into an object of absolute devotion. This book examines three such quasi-religions - Humanism, Marxism and Nationalism - for the purpose of explaining their appeal and at the same time for showing the idolatry and corruption inherent in all attempts to deify something finite. Humanism of the anti-religious type makes mankind or human beings the object of absolute worth, the centre of the universe; Marxism elevates the communist ideal of the classless society and the dialectic of history to the position of absolutes commanding absolute loyalty; Nationalism declares the nation-state and its supposed 'mission' in world history to be the object of ultimate concern for all its citizens. From the standpoint of Biblical religion, these quasi-religions are seen as idolatrous, a worshipping of false gods. While both Christianity and Judaism assign the highest dignity to human beings, they both oppose a position that ignores our capacity for self-assertion or the misuse of our freedom and finds the source of most evils in the social environment and not in any perversity in human nature itself. The communist ideal represented by the Communist Party drew many converts, as can seen most vividly in the experiences of Arthur Koestler and the other contributors to The God that Failed, but, lofty as were the ideals, these representative intellectuals all repudiated the means. From the Christian standpoint, it is naive and demonic in the end to believe that even though people are turned into liars, informers, even murderers, in a 'good' cause, they will be transformed when the ideal is achieved. Nationalism is the turning of a native patriotism into a special ideology about the supremacy of the nation. Christianity and Judaism are together in rejecting the elevation of the nation over God. The author draws upon the work of Corliss Lamont and Paul Kurtz for the presentation of Humanism; upon the writings of Marx and the experiences of Arthur Koestler, Ignazio Silone, Richard Wright and others with the Communist Party for the presentation of Marxism; and upon the studies made by Carlton Hayes, Hans Kohn and Ernst Cassirer for the presentation of Nationalism
Reason, experience, and God : John E. Smith in dialogue by John E Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The giants of philosophy by John E Smith( Recording )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an audio documentary on the major concerns, questions, interests, and overall world view of philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
 
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A Jonathan Edwards reader
Alternative Names
Smith, J. E.

Smith, J. E. 1921-

Smith, J. E. 1921-2009

Smith, John E.

Smith, John E. 1921-

Smith John E. 19211-2009

Smith, John E. (John Edwin)

Smith, John Edwin.

Smith, John Edwin 1921-2009

スミス, ジョン・E

Languages
English (255)

Japanese (2)

Polish (2)

German (1)

French (1)

Covers
A Jonathan Edwards readerThe problem of ChristianityAmerica's philosophical visionJosiah Royce : selected writingsReligion and empiricismThe recovery of philosophy in America : essays in honor of John Edwin SmithReason, experience, and God : John E. Smith in dialogue