Leslie Dewart

(Spanish/Cuban/Canadian, 1922–2009)
  • Richard Sawa
  • W. T. S. Tarver
Part of the Radical Theologies and Philosophies book series (RADT)


Leslie Dewart—born in Cuba, refugee to Spain, and later Canadian citizen and war veteran—wrote important and controversial philosophical challenges to Roman Catholicism in the 1960s. Later in life Dewart abandoned Catholicism and practiced law, but continued his philosophical project exploring human consciousness. Largely unknown and forgotten among Protestants, and suppressed among Catholics, Dewart is introduced to the reader in this chapter.

Works Cited

  1. Baum, Gregory, ed. 1967. The Future of Belief Debate. New York: Herder & Herder.Google Scholar
  2. Dewart, Leslie. 1963. Christianity and Revolution. New York: Herder & Herder.Google Scholar
  3. ———. 1966. The Future of Belief. New York: Herder & Herder.Google Scholar
  4. ———. 1969. The Foundations of Belief. New York: Herder & Herder.Google Scholar
  5. ———. 1970. Religion, Language and Truth. New York: Herder & Herder.Google Scholar
  6. ———. 1989. Evolution and Consciousness. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.Google Scholar
  7. ———. 2016. Hume’s Challenge and the Renewal of Modern Philosophy. Ed. C. Menke. Pennsauken, NJ: BookBaby.Google Scholar
  8. Portier, William L. 2002. The Genealogy of ‘Heresy’: Leslie Dewart as Icon of the Catholic 1960s. American Catholic Studies 113 (1/2): 65–77.Google Scholar

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Sawa
    • 1
  • W. T. S. Tarver
    • 2
  1. 1.IndependentColumbusUSA
  2. 2.IndependentTorontoCanada

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