Unitarian Transcendentalists and Mystery

Worship Associates: David Hope and Eric Fischer

Music: Mystery from the Missa Gaia performed by Jenny Harriman; also Mystery by Bruce Cockburn (a different piece) performed by Robin Rogers, Eric Skagerberg, and the UUsual Suspects

The Transcendentalist Movement of the early 19th century was a reaction to the prevailing intellectualized spirituality of the Unitarians and Harvard Divinity School. Beginning with Ralph Waldo Emerson, who famously resigned his Unitarian ministry, the Transcendentalists looked toward nature and Eastern religions for individual insight into the mysteries of creation.

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