Which writer was one of the founders of transcendentalist thought?
Writer Ralph Waldo Emerson
What was Emerson’s view on nature?
Emerson believed in re-imagining the divine as something large and visible, which he referred to as nature; such an idea is known as transcendentalism, in which one perceives a new God and a new body, and becomes one with his or her surroundings.
What did the Transcendentalists believe about nature?
Transcendentalists believe that nature allows us to escape from reality. They believe it can free our minds so that we can connect with our inner spirit.
What started the transcendentalist movement?
What we now know as transcendentalism first arose among the liberal New England Congregationalists, who departed from orthodox Calvinism in two respects: they believed in the importance and efficacy of human striving, as opposed to the bleaker Puritan picture of complete and inescapable human depravity; and they …