A sneak peek at this week’s “Highland Views” column. Look for it Saturday in the Asheville Citizen-Times. Elegant Incognito and […]
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Religion, or Life?
In 1832, the year he left the ministry, Emerson wrote these words in his journal: “Religion in the mind is […]
Faith in Nature?
What does it mean to have faith in nature? This is not about worship or a “religion of nature.”
As I am preparing to teach a class on Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of those major thinkers I’ve admired for […]
Books & Beliefs
A fairly simple rule of thumb that proves its wisdom in any age: “When I find in people narrow religion, […]
We Don’t Need a Candle to See the Sun Rise In October 1832, several years before he gained fame as […]
God and Atheists
In his eulogy for Henry Thoreau in May 1862, Emerson quotes his friend as saying: “Nothing is so much to […]
Self-reliance and the sacred/secular life In his still-reliable and still-relevant essay from 1839, “Self-Reliance,” Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) preaches the […]