Discipleship or Pilgrimage? is an interpretive history of the field of educational philosophy--what it's been, where it is now, and what it ought to be. Implicit in Johnson's analysis is the belief that educational philosophy will not survive much longer. For educational philosophers to become significant players in the reconstruction of our educational system, they must focus on the classroom, both as instructors in the university classroom and as members of teams preparing prospective teachers. By focusing on the educational philosopher as pilgrim--as an educator engaged in an unending quest for meaning--the author suggests that it is not too late to reconstruct the field.