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The Resource Two cities : the political thought of American transcendentalism, Daniel S. Malachuk

Two cities : the political thought of American transcendentalism, Daniel S. Malachuk

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Two cities : the political thought of American transcendentalism
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Two cities
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the political thought of American transcendentalism
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Daniel S. Malachuk
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eng
Summary
"This is an exploration of the political thought of the American transcendentalists focusing on Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller. They were writing at a time when the American state was thought of as sacred, the two cities of Augustine, the City of God and the City of Man, combined as one. Indeed the Augustinian metaphor was a powerful one, frequently invoked in this period. American republican democracy in the City of Man enabled citizens through their participation in the state to achieve something close to the spiritual status of the City of God. The transcendentalists, with their emphasis on the importance of individual freedom, did not accept this analysis, according to Daniel Malachuk. They looked at American democracy and saw much that did not support individual pursuit of goodness nor a society that approached the status of the City of God. For example, the continued existence of slavery hardly fit with a godly place. Malachuk argues that the separation between the City of God and the City of Man remains important to transcendentalists who thought that individuals needed to be given space by the state to pursue their individual development"--
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Malachuk, Daniel S.,
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non fiction
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bibliography
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American political thought
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  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Fuller, Margaret
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Fuller, Margaret
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Political science
  • Transcendentalism (New England)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • Political and social views
  • Political science
  • Transcendentalism (New England)
  • United States
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Two cities : the political thought of American transcendentalism, Daniel S. Malachuk
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
947148939
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 298 pages
Isbn
9780700623020
Lccn
2016028673
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)947148939
Label
Two cities : the political thought of American transcendentalism, Daniel S. Malachuk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
947148939
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 298 pages
Isbn
9780700623020
Lccn
2016028673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)947148939

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