Uncollected Prose

Ralph Waldo Emerson. Lectures and Biographical Sketches. Edward W. Emerson, editor. Boston, 1883 and 1892.

Dial Essays (1840)

Dial Essays (1840)

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The Lord’s Supper by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Lord’s Supper By Ralph Waldo Emerson In the history of the Church no subject has been more fruitful of controversy than the Lord’s Supper. There never has been any unanimity in the understanding of its nature, nor any uniformity in the mode of celebrating it. Summary: I allude to these facts only to show that, so far from the supper being a tradition in which men are fully agreed, there always been the widest room for difference of opinion upon this particular. Having recently given particular attention to this subject, I was led to the conclusion that Jesus did not intend to establish an…

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Dial Essays (1842)

Dial Essays (1842)

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Dial Essays (1841)

Dial Essays (1841)

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Dial Essays (1843)

Dial Essays (1843)

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Dial Essay (1844)

Dial Essays (1844)

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