I am a fifth year PhD student in Philosophy at Emory University, working on my dissertation project "The Meaning of Faith: An Essay in the Philosophy of Religion," which tackles the New Atheist movement's challenge to the meaningfulness of religious experience from the perspective of American Pragmatist philosophy of religion (specifically in the thought of the classical American thinkers William James, John Dewey, and Josiah Royce). I am also studying at the Candler School of Theology and Columbia Theological Seminary as a candidate for ordination to the office of Teaching Elder (also known as "Minister of the Word and Sacrament") in the Pr…

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