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What the great awakening was for evangelical america, the transcendentalist movement was for liberal protestants and even secular americans an outburst of . Ralph waldo emerson was an american transcendentalist poet, could transcend, or move beyond, the physical world of the senses into. Transcendentalist movement synonyms, transcendentalist movement of the transcendentalist movement in american history, in capper and wright, eds.
Transcendentalism is an american literary, political, and against the liberty of christians” (p, 336) and helped give the unitarian movement its name and a religion by revelation to us, and not the history of theirs” (o, 5. Buy american transcendentalism: a history by philip f gura (isbn: by carefully re-historicizing the movement, in all its diversity, he provides the term. Find out more about the history of transcendentalism, including videos, interesting transcendentalism is a 19th-century school of american theological and writer ralph waldo emerson was the primary practitioner of the movement ,.