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American transcendentalism : a history / Philip F. Gura.

By: Gura, Philip F, 1950-
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Hill and Wang / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008Edition: 1st pbk. edDescription: xv, 365 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 0809016443 (pbk.); 9780809016440 (pbk.)Subject(s): Transcendentalism (New England) | | Humanities: English October2018Genre/Form: -- Reading bookDDC classification: 141.30973
Contents:
Introduction: locating the "like-minded" -- Searching the scriptures -- Reinvigorating a faith -- Transcendentalism emergent -- Religious combustion -- Centripetal forces and centrifugal motion -- Heaven on earth -- Varieties of transcendentalism -- Self and society -- The inward turn -- Free religion and the dream of a common humanity -- Toward the genteel tradition.
Summary: A comprehensive history of American transcendentalism which originated with a number of nineteenth-century intellectuals including Ralph Waldo Emerson, and examines their philosophical and religious roots in Europe and opposition to slavery.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-343) and index.

Introduction: locating the "like-minded" -- Searching the scriptures -- Reinvigorating a faith -- Transcendentalism emergent -- Religious combustion -- Centripetal forces and centrifugal motion -- Heaven on earth -- Varieties of transcendentalism -- Self and society -- The inward turn -- Free religion and the dream of a common humanity -- Toward the genteel tradition.

A comprehensive history of American transcendentalism which originated with a number of nineteenth-century intellectuals including Ralph Waldo Emerson, and examines their philosophical and religious roots in Europe and opposition to slavery.

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