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Conclusion: The Great Awakening of the Late Twentieth Century

Amanda Porterfield

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

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The changes that took place in American religious life during the late twentieth century were, in some important respects, unprecedented. As the U.S. became hospitable to virtually all the religions ... More


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

Louis P. Masur (ed.)

in “… The Real War Will Never Get in the Books”: Selections from Writers During the Civil War

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098372
eISBN:
9780199853908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098372.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The most famous intellectual in America at the time of the Civil War, Ralph Waldo Emerson had started out confused and rebellious. Like his father he became a minister, but he resigned his pulpit in ... More


Sacred Borders: Continuing Revelation and Canonical Restraint in Early America

David Holland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199753611
eISBN:
9780199895113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753611.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

What belongs in the Bible? Could a New World inspire new chapters of scripture or render old ones obsolete? This book shows that these questions factored more prominently into early American history ... More


Emerson's Platonizing of American Thought

Douglas R. Anderson

in Philosophy Americana: Making Philosophy at Home in American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225507
eISBN:
9780823235506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225507.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines the essay “First and Second Series and Representative Men” to suggest the ways in which philosophical reconstruction occurred. Emerson drew on the tradition of Platonism and on ... More


‘This is IT’: Alan Watts and the visionary tradition

Laurence Coupe

in Beat Sound, Beat Vision: The Beat Spirit and Popular Song

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071126
eISBN:
9781781702079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071126.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Alan Watts' relationship with the Beats, as well as Christianity, which is the dominant religion of North America, and its common points with the philosophies of Hinduism, Zen, ... More


Moby-Dick and Globalization

John Carlos Rowe

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Herman Melville’s 1851 novel Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. Widely recognized as the quintessential “American novel,” Moby-Dick focuses on the transnationalism of ... More


“The Love of Order and Righteous Laws”: Early National Liberals and the Missions Movement

Sam Haselby

in The Origins of American Religious Nationalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199329571
eISBN:
9780199391387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329571.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Serious and intelligent debates between elite Northeastern Protestants from the Reformed traditions characterized religious discourse in the early American republic. At the same time, this chapter ... More


A Few Grains of Salt

Nicolas Bommarito

in Seeing Clearly: A Buddhist Guide to Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190887506
eISBN:
9780190092559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887506.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter assesses some common cultural associations people have with Buddhism and where these associations came from. In the case of Europe and America, early in the 1800s, two groups—the ... More


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