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Conclusion

Cathy Gutierrez

in Plato's Ghost: Spiritualism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195388350
eISBN:
9780199866472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388350.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conclusion argues that religions provide templates for thinking that endure long after their immediate relevance to a society has faded. An apocalyptic worldview in which the end of time is ... More


Buddhism and the Discourses of Modernity

David L. McMahan

in The Making of Buddhist Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183276
eISBN:
9780199870882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183276.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Buddhism has created a place for itself in the modern ecology of ideas and practices by placing itself within and between three key discourses of modernity: those of scientific naturalism, ... More


Buddhist Romanticism: Art, Spontaneity, and the Wellsprings of Nature

David L. McMahan

in The Making of Buddhist Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183276
eISBN:
9780199870882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183276.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter investigates the articulation of Buddhism in terms of Romanticism and Transcendentalism by examining how Buddhism has come to be conceived as having a special link to art and creativity. ... More


The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Amanda Porterfield

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Religious life in the U.S. underwent a profound change in the late twentieth century as divisions between different religious groups softened, exposure to various religions increased, and Americans ... More


Romanticism and Transcendentalism, 1800–1900

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Romanticism brings back the twinned concepts of preexistence and theosis. The revival of Plato (under Thomas Taylor's influence) sparks revival of interest in preexistence especially. William Blake, ... More


The Political Thought of Henry David Thoreau: Privatism and the Practice of Philosophy

Jonathan McKenzie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166308
eISBN:
9780813166384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166308.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book provides a fresh interpretation of Henry Thoreau’s political theory through a comprehensive interpretation of public and private writings. While recent critics have opened new vistas in ... More


Charles Ives's Concord: Essays after a Sonata

Kyle Gann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040856
eISBN:
9780252099366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040856.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In January 1921, New York insurance company executive Charles Ives mailed self-published scores of a piano sonata he had written to 200 strangers. Unprecedentedly complex and modern beyond any music ... More


“Arguments for the Possibility Are Good”

David F. Holland

in Sacred Borders: Continuing Revelation and Canonical Restraint in Early America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199753611
eISBN:
9780199895113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753611.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter traces the intellectual history of the canon among liberal Christians of the nineteenth century. Beginning with Hicksite Quakers, it moves through William Ellery Channing's Unitarianism, ... More


“The Nonsensical Dialect of Transcendentalism”

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0036
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter thirty-six is primarily concerned with the rise of Transcendentalism in America and Princeton’s response to this new variation of American Unitarianism. Hodge, along with Albert Dod and James ... More


Innovative Amateurs, 1829–1867

Bruce Kuklick

in A History of Philosophy in America: 1720-2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199260164
eISBN:
9780191597893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260168.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Thinkers unconnected to institutions were the most lively and creative thinkers in the US for much of the nineteenth century. These ‘amateurs’ were more willing to adopt untraditional, usually ... More


American Gurus: From Transcendentalism to New Age Religion

Arthur Versluis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199368136
eISBN:
9780190201951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368136.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

By the early twenty-first century, a phenomenon that once was inconceivable had become nearly commonplace in American society: the American public spiritual teacher who does not belong to, or at ... More


Interpretations I: edwards and modern philosophy

Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

in The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791606
eISBN:
9780199932290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791606.003.0040
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores some of the intellectual trajectories of Edwards both in the United States and abroad. Although Edwards never produced a distinct philosophical school of thought, continuity can ... More


Introduction

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter commences with an overview of conservative representations of the 1950s and of the sociological studies that emerged to identify discontent at the time. It contains particular focus on ... More


Transcendental Burlesque: Reorienting Manifest Destiny

Paul Giles

in Antipodean America: Australasia and the Constitution of U. S. Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199301560
eISBN:
9780199369218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301560.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses how Australia is represented in Melville’s fiction as an epitome of British colonial legacies and as a figure of alterity, based on the country’s geographical position in the ... More


A Secular Age?: Reflections on Taylor and Panikkar

Fred Dallmayr

in Being in the World: Dialogue and Cosmopolis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141916
eISBN:
9780813142364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141916.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter Eight explores the major dilemma between faith and reason in modern Western thought. Dallmayr discusses the conflict between religion and secular life, asserting that both the divine and ... More


Transatlantic Transcendentalism: Coleridge, Emerson, and Nature

Samantha Harvey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748681365
eISBN:
9780748693887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681365.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Transatlantic Transcendentalism: Coleridge, Emerson, and Nature is the first book devoted to the most important transatlantic source for Emerson and the development of American Transcendentalism: the ... More


“Emerson” <i>The Essay</i>

Kyle Gann

in Charles Ives's Concord: Essays after a Sonata

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040856
eISBN:
9780252099366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040856.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Ives’s essay on Emerson is less a description of that writer than an apologia for Ives’s compositional method, which is intentionally disunified and based on the discontinuous way in which humans ... More


Transatlantic Transcendentalism

Samantha C. Harvey

in Transatlantic Transcendentalism: Coleridge, Emerson, and Nature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748681365
eISBN:
9780748693887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681365.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 1 elaborates the three categories of this book's title, beginning with the unique case of assimilative influence at work in the relationship between Coleridge and Emerson. This will be ... More


Coleridge and Boston Transcendentalism

Samantha C. Harvey

in Transatlantic Transcendentalism: Coleridge, Emerson, and Nature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748681365
eISBN:
9780748693887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681365.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 2 relates Coleridge's seminal role in the development of Boston Transcendentalism. Two American interpreters were especially influential in the transatlantic transfer of Coleridgean ideas: ... More


Coleridge and Vermont Transcendentalism

Samantha C. Harvey

in Transatlantic Transcendentalism: Coleridge, Emerson, and Nature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748681365
eISBN:
9780748693887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681365.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 8, reveals that, in addition to Coleridge's enormous impact on Emerson and Boston Transcendentalism, his influence extended even further into the nineteenth and early twentieth century via a ... More


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