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The Spirituality of the American transcendentalists

The Spirituality of the American transcendentalists

selected writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Amos Bronson Alcott, Theodore Parker, and Henry David Thoreau

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Published by Mercer University Press in Macon, Ga .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Transcendentalism (New England),
  • Spirituality.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited with introductions and notes by Catherine L. Albanese.
    ContributionsAlbanese, Catherine L.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB905 .S65 1988
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 360 p. ;
    Number of Pages360
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2404113M
    ISBN 100865542589
    LC Control Number87034730
    OCLC/WorldCa17260452

    The true reconciliation of solitude and spirituality remained the provenance of the Transcendentalists. Transcendentalist thinkers were schooled in traditional theology (usually at Harvard Divinity School), acquainted with the texts and ideas of world religions, and eager to address the phenomenon of American individualism. American transcendentalism was a philosophical, spiritual and literary movement that began as a religious protest within the Unitarian church. This period began around and lasted to roughly The beginnings of romanticist philosophy originated much earlier, around the end of the 18th century, but reached its peak of influence around

    They led a dramatic shift of the course of American history, he answers, toward an ethos of world-inclusive spirituality and egalitarian social reform. His biographical perspective and his eye for the shared sympathies circulating among transcendentalist adherents enlarge and enliven our understanding of the movement’s legacy. The seminar focuses on the formation of “spirituality” in American culture from the Transcendentalist world of Ralph Waldo Emerson on through more recent expressions of the “spiritual-but-not-religious” sensibility. How did “spirituality” come to be seen as something positively distinct from and better than “organized religion”?

      His book will reward readers seeking to understand one of the most important sources for Unitarian Universalist spirituality. American Transcendentalism will likely be the definitive book on Transcendentalism for years to come, and it demonstrates that liberal religious history continues to be an exciting, productive subject of research. Transcendentalism was the first major intellectual movement in U.S. history, championing the inherent divinity of each individual, as well as the value of collective social action. In the mid-nineteenth century, the movement took off, changing how Americans thought about religion, literature, the natural world, class distinctions, the role of women, and the existence of slavery.


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