Robert Neville develops a portrayal of “religious virtuosity” that establishes an important link between his philosophical theology and his understanding of spiritual practice. “Praying the ultimate” is one especially apt label for such a practice. While Peirce’s pragmatism and semiotic theory offer key ingredients for Neville’s account, he creatively adapts these resources for his own constructive purposes. Here I place Peirce in conversation with Neville both to illuminate that account and to raise some questions about it.

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