Uncollected Prose

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

Dial Essays (1840)

Dial Essays (1840)

The Lord’s Supper by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Lord’s Supper Lord’s Supper History The Kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. — ROMANS XIV. 17. 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. Without considering the frivolous questions which have been lately debated as to the posture in which men should partake of it; whether mixed or unmixed wine should be served; whether leavened or unleavened bread should be broken; the questions have been settled…

Dial Essays (1842)

Dial Essays (1842)

Dial Essays (1841)

Dial Essays (1841)

Dial Essays (1843)

Dial Essays (1843)

Dial Essay (1844)

Dial Essays (1844)