The Complete Sermons of Ralph Waldo Emerson v. 4 (The Complete Sermons of Ralph Waldo Emerson)

The Complete Sermons of Ralph Waldo Emerson v. 4 (The Complete Sermons of Ralph Waldo Emerson)

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson (author), Albert J. von Frank (Professor of English, Washington State University, USA) (editor), Wesley T. Mott (volume_editor), Albert J.Von Frank (volume_editor)Hardback

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The final book in the series, ""The Complete Sermons of Ralph Waldo Emerson"" focuses on a crossroads in Emerson's life, the year 1832, when he resigned from his ministry at the Second Church of Boston. Volume 4 presents annotated texts of eight occasional sermons in addition to 27 regular sermons, and an annotated text of relevant portions of the official records of the Second Church of Boston during Emerson's ministry. The sermons should provide a thorough understanding of the evolution of Emerson's thought in the years immediately preceeding the 1836 publication of ""Nature"", a treatise of importance to 19th century American literature. Among the features of the present volume is a new text of Emerson's sermon ""The Lord's Supper"". This sermon has been transcribed from the manuscript Emerson read from on the occasion of its only delivery. The sermon was pivotal in Emerson's career and said to be historically important because of the controversy that insued over formalism in religion. Transcribed and edited from manuscripts in Harvard University's Houghton Library, the sermons are presented in a clear text in an effort to approximate as nearly as possible the original version delivered to Emerson's congregation. An index for the entire four-volume collection is included in this volume.

About Author

Albert J. von Frank is Professor of English at Washington State University. He is the author of The Sacred Game: Provincialism and Frontier Consciousness in American Literature, 1630-1860 and coeditor of The Poetry Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Wesley T. Mott is Professor of English at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is the author of "The Strains of Eloquence": Emerson and His Sermons and is Managing Editor of the Emerson Society Papers.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826208590
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780826208590
  • ISBN10: 0826208592

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