Divinity School Address

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Narrated By: Sean Runnette

Publisher: Mission Audio

Date: December 2011

Duration: 0 hours 56 minutes

Summary:

The Divinity School Address was delivered by Emerson to the graduating class of Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts on July 15, 1838. At the time, the Harvard community was strongly Unitarian, and Emerson's argument for a more transcendental view of God and faith was seen as radical, and touched off a great controversy. Prompted by his life experience, Emerson questioned the miracles of Jesus, argued for moral intuition over religious doctrine, and discussed the failures of historical Christianity. Although Harvard and the Unitarian church rejected his assertions, Emerson is viewed as a leader of the Transcendental movement and his other literary contributions have had a notable impact on American thought.

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Divinity School Address

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Divinity School Address, Ralph Waldo Emerson