Problem with restoring nature’s original beauty is SOLVED by the REDEMPTION of the SOUL!!!Emerson programmed in the next paragraph that he would have Whitman take him over!! Shared views with Whitman.Emerson’s version of the Kingdom of God is on the last page. A biblical tone present: “The kingdom of man over nature, which cometh not with observation” – UNION of SCIENCE + RELIGION(p.56)Emerson’s Quotes from Journal:Page 6: Starting/thinking about becoming a Unitarian MINISTER after graduating from Harvard. Wants to devote talents + hopes to Church.Page 9: I have sometimes thought that in order to be a good minsier, you must lead the ministryEmerson wants to REMOVE ALL HERITAGE + TRADITION, a new religion more diluted than the Unitarian faith, to RECONNECT with NATURE and, thus, GOD!!!Wants ORIGINAL RELATIONSHIP with NATURE.Page 11: Speaks of a “TERRIBLE FREEDOM”Realizes when he starts to preach his own sermons that he will ALIENATE a lot of people, including those close to him.Outside, you must preserve APPEARANCE, but inside, there is a “terrible freedom”.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON17:27Emerson married a young woman, Ellen Tucker, when he was 25 and she was 17. She died within a year due to TB.Emerson went to visit Europe, and became friends with Wordsworth, Thomas Carlyle, and ColeridgeThanks to the Great Carlyle who led him to Europe.“To be sure, not one of these has a mind of the first class”To Emerson, they lackINSIGHT into religious truths!The American Scholar - SermonDelivered August 31, 1837, the same year Thoreau graduated from Harvard.First, Emerson want sto describe what is wrong with the American scholar!.”:,