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Not as comprehensive or insightful as I'd hoped. You can safely skip this and concentrate on Thoreau and Emerson since their work is still widely read today and critical books... Read morePublished 1 month ago by thirdtwin
Gura doesn't seem to be up on the theological currents of the time, though as an undergraduate he was exposed, supposedly, to Alan Heimert. Read morePublished 16 months ago by The Multimedia Kid
American Transcendentalism flourished in the New England area of the United States from 1830 to 1850. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Sam Adams
This is in many ways an excellent book, really the best on the detailed background of many of the founders of Transcendentalism, putting them in their institutional settings... Read morePublished on April 10, 2014 by toronto
The people in this book about Americans trying to decide what to study spent a lot of time on books and sermons. Read morePublished on December 4, 2013 by no chit
A little more than a decade ago, professor Louis Menand gave us his brilliant history of American pragmatism, The Metaphysical Club. Read morePublished on March 29, 2013 by Jon L Albee
This may be a great book for a literature or theology course (which is why I gave it three stars instead of two), but if you are expecting inspirational prose - look elsewhere. Read morePublished on February 25, 2013 by Off Grid Ebert