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Transcendentalists view of God

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Samantha Mundel

on 21 November 2013

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Transcript of Transcendentalists view of God

Transcendentalists
What Transcendentalist value
They value man and nature
How Transcendentalists define truth
It’s goodness of mankind and the supremacy of vision over logic with natural phenomenon.

Transcendentalisthave an optimistic view on the future
Transcendentalists views of work and wordly success
Their view on Society
They believe society is a good place but consists of bad people.They say that people is what causes a society to parish into evil.
Transcendentalist's view of God
Who is their authority
Their view of education
Their view on man
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
In their world and mind, man is naturally good, even divine, because of his intellect...
Emerson espouses the beliefs that human beings are connected to everything in the nature world by a common soul and states that all human beings have access to this soul through their own intuition
"Transcendentalism embraced some principles of Christianity, eastern religions, and the English romantics, but was not subcategory of any of them."
Their beliefs wrap around God and nature...
They viewed god as someone who didn’t focus on one person. Transcendentalists viewed god as an essence through metamorphosed nature that exists in the world like a gentle breeze sublimed to pleasure the senses of all.

Nineteenth Century American Transcendentalism is not a religion (in the traditional sense of the word); it is a pragmatic philosophy, a state of mind, and a form of spirituality. It is not a religion because it does not adhere to the three concepts common in major religions: a. a belief in a God; b. a belief in an afterlife (dualism); and c. a belief that this life has consequences on the next (if you're good in this life, you go to heaven in the next, etc.). Transcendentalism is monist; it does not reject an afterlife, but its emphasis is on this life
They are their own authority. They all decide together. Fight the man, man.
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