Edited by Barry Andrews
have been few anthologies of Emerson's sayings and none quite like this one.
Rather than brief quotes, this collection features thoughtfully selected
passages that convey the texture and nuance of this exceptional mind. Drawn from
all of the Emerson's writings—his sermons and lectures, his journals, his many
books and essays and his poetry—this collection demonstrates the breadth and
depth of Emerson.
Emerson is the most quoted of American authors and master of the
aphorism. There's a spiritual message at the heart of his philosophy. Emerson
understood the value of religious experience, and he urged the disciplined
cultivation of the spiritual life. Published in the 200th anniversary year of
Emerson’s birth, this book will provide an opportunity to celebrate and
re-evaluate Emerson’s contribution to America’s spiritual history. Emerson's
words show a new generation of Americans that it is possible to bring the
spiritual search an open heart and a critical mind.
Barry Andrews is author of Emerson as Spiritual Guide and
Thoreau as Spiritual Guide, both published by Skinner House Books.
Andrews is the minister of religious education at the Unitarian Universalist
Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset, New York.
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