The Complete Sermons of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 2

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University of Missouri Press, 1989 - 432 pages

Volume 2 includes a detailed chronology of the events in Emerson's life during the months between July 1829 and October 1830. Explanatory footnotes, textual endnotes, and a comprehensive index further add to this significant contribution to our understanding of one of America's foremost thinkers.

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Contents

SERMON L
1
July 1829 to October 1830
7
SERMON XLIV
20
SERMON XLVI
35
19
56
So then every one of us shall give account of himself to
71
SERMON LVI
84
SERMON XLIX
97
Now we see through a glass darkly but then face to face now I know
176
SERMON LXXV
182
He taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes
192
SERMON LXXVIII
198
16
206
We have heard with our ears O God our fathers have told us what work
212
Whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased and he that humbleth
222
SERMON LXXXIV
228

But when the fulness of time was come God sent forth his son made of
108
Be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing
124
Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings and not one of them
138
Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall
148
I will make thee ruler over many
151
15
162
SERMON LXXII
168
It is not a vain thing for you because it is your life
237
SERMON LXXXVII
244
What know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which
251
SERMON XC
258
Sermon XLVII A
269
Index 407
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Page xi - But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore : ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Page x - But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the God of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Page xi - Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth : but I have called you friends ; for all things that I have heard of my Father, I have made known unto you.
Page x - But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet ; and when thou hast shut the door, pray to thy Father which is in secret ; and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

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Teresa Toulouse is Associate Professor of English at Tulane University. She is the author of The Art of Prophesying: New England Sermons and the Shaping of Belief and recipient of the Richard Beale Davis Prize for her essays on early American literature published in Early American Literature.

Andrew Delbanco is Professor of English at Columbia University. He is the author of The Puritan Ordeal and co-editor of The American Puritans: A Narrative Anthology.

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