Henry David Thoreau: Spritual and Prophetic Writings
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Henry David Thoreau (1817- 1862) embodies classic features of the American spirit: nonconformity, the impulse to seek spiritual renewal in anture, and the will to stand firm by his convictions. Famous for his retreat to Walden Pond and 'The Duty of Civil Disobedience' after spending a night in jail, Thoreau was a profoundly religious man while remaining unaffiliated with any organized church. He experience mystical ecstasies; he followed an almost monastic discipline of contemplation; he explored Hinduism and Eastern religion which he integrated with his deep immersion in nature and his highly refined social conscience.
This anthology draws on Thoreau's voluminous journals, correspondence, and essays, including Walden and other key works providing readers new and old with the extraordinary depth and remarkable relevance of his spiritual thought.
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