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About the Authors

J. Caleb Clanton is an associate professor of philosophy and university research professor in the Department of History, Politics, & Philosophy at Lipscomb University in Nashville. He is the author or editor of several books, including: The Philosophy of Religion of Alexander Campbell; The Classical American Pragmatists & Religion; The Ethics of Citizenship; and Religion and Democratic Citizenship. He is currently writing a book on philosophy of religion in the classical American philosophical tradition.

Robert Cummings Neville is a professor of philosophy, religion, and theology at Boston University and past president of the Highlands Institute for American Religious and Philosophical Thought as well as the American Academy of Religion, the Metaphysical Society of America, and the International Society for Chinese Philosophy. He is the author of a number of articles and books, the most recent volumes being Realism in Religion: a Pragmatist’s Perspective and Ultimates: Philosophical Theology Volume One, published by SUNY Press during the Fall of 2013, with two more volumes forthcoming.

Daniel Ott is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Monmouth College, Monmouth Illinois. His research interests include liberal theology in the twentieth century and Christian approaches to peace and nonviolence. He is author of “Toward a Realistic, Public, Christian Pacifism,” published previously in AJTP 33, no. 3. Dan is currently working with C. Hannah Schell on a book entitled Christian Thought in America: A Brief History.

Deborah Whitehead is an assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is a member of the steering committee of the Pragmatism and Empiricism in American Religious Thought Group and cochair of the Women and Religion Section of the American Academy of Religion. She has recently completed a book entitled William James, Pragmatism, and American Culture and is at work on another book about U.S. evangelicals and digital media.

Scot Yoder is an assistant professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University. His philosophic interests range from health care and environmental ethics to American pragmatism and the [End Page 184] philosophy of religion, especially religious naturalism. He is particularly interested in the ethics of belief and the intersection of religious traditions and environmental ethics. He has published articles in the Hasting Center Report, the American Journal of Bioethics, and the American Journal of Theology and Philosophy. [End Page 185]