Emerson and the Dream of America: Finding our Way to A New and Exceptional Age [NOOK Book]

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This timely work associates Barack Obama's election with a reemergence of Emerson's great Dream of this new yet unapproachable America. It's the first book to connect Emerson's rousing teachings for individuals with ideas behind America's founding and our promise as a nation. Geldard shows how-in contrast to the American Dream-Emerson's Dream of America evokes something deeper, more fundamental, and infinitely more adequate to our immediate challenges as a nation.
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Emerson and the Dream of America: Finding our Way to A New and Exceptional Age

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Overview

This timely work associates Barack Obama's election with a reemergence of Emerson's great Dream of this new yet unapproachable America. It's the first book to connect Emerson's rousing teachings for individuals with ideas behind America's founding and our promise as a nation. Geldard shows how-in contrast to the American Dream-Emerson's Dream of America evokes something deeper, more fundamental, and infinitely more adequate to our immediate challenges as a nation.
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The stock of Ralph Waldo Emerson stands high, as it has for the last 50-plus years. Geldard's brief book champions Emerson not only as an exponent of the Perennial Philosophy but as a genuine voice for continuing reform, social justice, and economic equality in America. Both an exposition of Emerson's thought and a call to change and action, this is a stirring introduction to the thought of the great transcendentalist. VERDICT Geldard here will not bring news to the student of Emerson, but his accessible approach makes Emerson palatable and relevant to a new generation of inquisitive readers across denominational lines.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936012527
  • Publisher: Larson Publications NY
  • Publication date: 9/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 175
  • File size: 576 KB

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Introduction 11

1 Our Secret Melancholy 17

2 Deeper Prisons 24

3 Emerson and American Religion 31

4 The New Self-Reliance 46

5 Idealism and the Perennial Philosophy 52

6 The Perennial Philosophy Applied 63

7 Modern Physics and Theories of Consciousness 78

8 The Condition of Sanity 95

9 A Call to the Nation 111

10 A New Great Awakening 122

11 Wealth and Economy 136

12 America as Opportunity 144

Appendix I Passage from "Spiritual Laws" 151

Appendix II Passages on the Examined Life 155

Notes 165

Index of Names 171

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