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- DescriptionCivil War Pulpit to World's Parliament of Religion presents a comprehensive exposition of the thought of William James Potter, 1829-1893. Potter was a radical minister in the American freethought tradition who moved from his Quaker foundation to Unitarian Christianity and later to free religion. Potter was a founder and leader of the Free Religious Association, 1867-1920. Following a biographical sketch, consideration is given to philosophical topics, the evolution of humans, religion, and Potter's applied philosophy. Potter's thought is also compared to that of his mentor, Theodore Parker.
- Author BiographyThe Author: W. Creighton Peden is the Fuller E. Callaway Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Augusta College, The University System of Georgia, and is President of the Highlands Institute for American Religious Thought. He holds a B.A. from Davidson College, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from St. Andrews University. Dr. Peden was the founding editor of the Journal of Social Philosophy and the American Journal of Theology & Philosophy. In addition to being the editor of twenty volumes and over 100 articles, he is the author of The Philosopher of Free Religion: Francis Ellingwood Abbot, 1836-1903 (Peter Lang, 1992); Weiman's Empirical Process Philosophy; The Chicago School: Voices of Liberal Religious Thought; and is the co-author with Charles Hartshorne of Whitehead's View of Reality.
- Author(s)W. Creighton Peden
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication01/11/1996
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleAmerican Liberal Religious Thought
- Series Part/Volume Number1
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published1996
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Weight720 g
- Width160 mm
- Height230 mm
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