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Spiritual, but not Religious: Understanding Unchurched America

Robert C. Fuller

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146806
eISBN:
9780199834204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146808.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores the history and present status of unchurched spirituality in the U.S. Nearly 20% of all Americans consider themselves interested in spiritual issues even though they never step ... More


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 Romantic Era: Emerson's Churches of One

Matthew Mutter

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses Ralph Waldo Emerson's prophetic announcement of both the decay of orthodox, institutional religion and the ascent of a solitary spirituality founded upon the intuition of the ... 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


Across the Gulf: The Transcendentalists, the Dial, and Margaret Fuller

Sylvia Jenkins Cook

in Working Women, Literary Ladies: The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195327809
eISBN:
9780199870547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327809.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the Dial (1840-44), the magazine of the American romantics, which appeared in New England almost exactly contemporaneously with the Lowell Offering. The Dial's contributors, ... 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


Hermann von Helmholtz

M. Gail Hamner

in American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155471
eISBN:
9780199834266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155475.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter and the next deals with the texts of two German thinkers who were widely read by Charles Sanders Peirce and William James – the German psychologists Hermann von Helmholtz and Wilhelm ... More


Wilhelm Wundt

M. Gail Hamner

in American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155471
eISBN:
9780199834266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155475.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter (and the last) deals with the texts of two German thinkers who were widely read by Charles Sanders Peirce and William James – Hermann von Helmholtz and Wilhelm Wundt. They clarify the ... More


William Hamilton

M. Gail Hamner

in American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155471
eISBN:
9780199834266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155475.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Demonstrates the resonance between Charles Sanders Peirce (the American pragmatist) and William Hamilton (a Scottish professor of logic and metaphysics), which can be outlined in three ways: first, ... More


Immanence and Transcendence

Richard A. Schoenherr

David Yamane (ed.)

in Goodbye Father: The Celibate Male Priesthood and the Future of the Catholic Church

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195082593
eISBN:
9780199834952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195082591.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter continues the discussion begun in the last, explaining why each of the seven trends gaining strength in the Catholic Church consists of a pair of social forces in dialectical conflict, ... More


What Do Nature Writers Want?

Dana Phillips

in The Truth of Ecology: Nature, Culture, Literature in America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195137699
eISBN:
9780199787937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137699.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers a sustained discussion of American “nature writing” which in the narrow sense of the term refers to a nonfiction prose essay describing its author's efforts to establish an ... More


Roughly Thoreau

Maurice S. Lee

in Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797578
eISBN:
9780199932412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797578.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the radical empiricism of Walden, Thoreau’s journals, and his later scientific writings. As an artist, philosopher, surveyor, fisherman, and naturalist, Thoreau comes to ... More


Dickinson’s Precarious Steps, Surprising Leaps, and Bounds

Maurice S. Lee

in Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797578
eISBN:
9780199932412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797578.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Dickinson’s approach to the limitations of knowledge can be understood in terms of probabilistic expectation, which has profound epistemological and aesthetic consequences for her poetry. As chance ... More


Kant and Transcendentalism

J. L. Mackie

in The Cement of the Universe: A Study of Causation

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198246428
eISBN:
9780191597954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198246420.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter, Mackie examines Kant's account of causation and also that of some more recent Kantian approaches such as those of Bennett and Strawson. He raises questions regarding certain ... More


Ralph Waldo Emerson and the “Universal Impulse to Believe”

Andrea Knutson

in American Spaces of Conversion: The Conductive Imaginaries of Edwards, Emerson, and James

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195370928
eISBN:
9780199870769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370928.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 3 examines the ways that Emerson aestheticizes the conversion process through the literary style of his essays and Nature, thereby inviting his readers to experience the effects of ... 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


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