Spiritual and prophetic writings / Henry David Thoreau ; edited and with an introduction by Tim Flinders.
Contributor(s): Flinders, Tim [editor.]Material type: TextSeries: Modern spiritual masters series: Publisher: Maryknoll, New York : Orbis Books, Description: vii, 197 pages ; 21 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781626981102; 1626981108Uniform titles: Works. Selections. 2015 Subject(s): Spirituality | Spiritual life | Transcendentalism (New England)DDC classification: 818/.309 LOC classification: BL624 | .T463 2015
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Includes bibliographical references.
The streams of my life: journal and letters -- Essentials -- The spiritual life -- Sacred nature -- God, religion, and time -- Essays -- Walden.
"Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), embodies classic features of the American spirit--nonconformity, the impulse to seek renewal in nature, and the will to stand firm by his convictions. Famous for his retreat to Walden Pond and his night in jail (described in The Duty of Civil Disobedience), he was a profoundly religious man, though he remained unaffiliated with any organized religion. He might well serve as a patron saint for today's spiritual but not religious seekers. Thoreau experienced mystical ecstasies in his youth; he followed an almost monastic discipline of contemplation; he was an early pioneer in the exploration of Hinduism and eastern religion, which he integrated with his deep immersion in nature and his highly refined social conscience. This anthology, which focuses specific attention on Thoreau's spiritual and prophetic writings, draws on his voluminous journals, correspondence, essays, and selection from Walden and his other key works."--Publisher description.