The secular faith of Gillian rose

Journal of Religious Ethics 36 (4):683-705 (2008)
Gillian Rose was a philosopher, social theorist, memoirist, and Jewish convert to Christianity who died an untimely death in 1995. She offers a novel account of faith, which grows out of her Hegelian philosophical background inflected by her reading of Kierkegaard and her rediscovered Jewish heritage. For Rose, faith is a mode of social practice. Rose's conception of faith is here reconstructed by translating her obscure jurisprudential idiom into the language of social practices and norms. The conception of secular faith developed by Rose is shown to have implications for contemporary discussions of ethics and politics. The contemporary relevance of Rose's work is made clear through comparison with recent work by Robert Brandom, Robert Adams, and Patrick Deneen
Keywords virtue  norms  Robert Brandom  pragmatism  Patrick Deneen  Gillian Rose  social practice  Robert Adams
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9795.2008.00367.x
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