TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH PRACTICAL SPIRITUALITY
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CLASS: Emerson and the Rise of American Spirituality
08/17/16 7:00 pm
08/17/16 9:00 pm
Popular lecturer Peter Bolland brings four of his most compelling presentations to Vision: A Center for Spiritual Living on four Wednesday evenings in August. Expand your understanding, deepen your appreciation, and awaken your curiosity around key philosophical, spiritual, mythological, and artistic themes. Each multi-media lecture is a stand-alone presentation, yet together all four weave a tapestry of insightful and inspirational learning.
Come to one, or come to them all!
Wednesday, August 17th
Emerson and the Rise of American Spirituality
In the early 19th century, Ralph Waldo Emerson blazed a trail. In a young country with rich ties to the Old World and a pioneering spirit of self-reliance, Emerson bravely re-envisioned Christianity as a mystical tradition, rightly set alongside the non-dualistic pantheism of India and the Idealism of the European Romantic movement. Like Jefferson before him, Emerson saw Jesus not as a unique incarnation of God, but as a teacher of the divinity inherent in all of us. But for Emerson it was the breathtaking beauty of the natural world that most vividly reminded us of the immanence of the divine. Emerson’s lectures electrified a nation, and his essays shaped the continuing spiritual revolution of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Every important voice in American spirituality and philosophy counts Emerson as an essential influence. Join us as we glean the core insights of Emerson’s work and explore their context in an emerging American spirituality.
Facilitator: Peter Bolland
Time: 7:00 - 9:00
Cost: $15 for this class or $50 for all 4 classes
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