David C. Lamberth

 David C. Lamberth

Address14 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 2138

Professor of Philosophy and Theology, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

B.A., University of North Carolina,
A.M., Harvard University,
Ph.D., Harvard University,

David Lamberth joined the HDS faculty in 1997 as an assistant professor, after teaching at Florida State University. He served a three-year appointment as associate dean for academic affairs at HDS from 2000 to 2003. His courses in Western theology and the philosophy of religion emphasize modern liberal thought and probe the interconnections between theological and philosophical reflection. They also span both continental and American materials, paying particular attention to the distinctiveness of American contributions in these fields, as well as to the interactions of thought and culture. His 1999 William James and the Metaphysics of Experience exhibits his interest in the revival of pragmatism, and demonstrates the inherent engagement with religion in James’s philosophical system, as well as James’s pluralism. He is currently preparing two books: “Religion: A Pragmatic Approach,” which analyzes both historical and contemporary treatments of religion in the pragmatic tradition, and the volume on William James for the Routledge Philosophers series. Other research interests include religious experience, and the construction of the field of the philosophy of religion. Professor Lamberth is currently president of the William James Society.

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