Transcendentalism was the first uniquely American spiritual philosophy. It emerged in the late 1820s as a radically democratic response to religion in the wake of the disestablishment of state religion. It rejected many of the constructs of modern America in the Industrial age and encouraged one to be socially conscious, promoting opposition to slavery and support for women’s suffrage. It is because of the religious freedoms granted to Americans in the first amendment that a religious movement like this is able to emerge. Transcendentalism helped vocalise many of the ideals so valued in modern America. Through his 1855 version of “Song of Myself” Walt Whitman embodies the American national through a transcendentalist frame. The notion of what it means to be an American is expressed through the recurring image of the leaf o...
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Van Schaick vs. Church of Scientology , 535F. Supp. 1125 (D. Mass, 1982).
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Mark A. Noll, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind , ( Michigan: Wm. B Berdmans Publishing Co., 1994) p. 4.
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Paul Boyer, “The Evangelical Resurgence in 1970s American Protestantism”, p,49.
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