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<i>Liberal Awakenings</i> (1842–1843)

Charles Capper

in Margaret Fuller

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780195396324
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199852703 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396324.003.0003
Liberal Awakenings (1842–1843)

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This chapter examines the liberal awakening of Margaret Fuller during the period from 1842 to 1843. In April 1842, she expressed her realization that religion was the topic that all topics are in relation to. This awakening may be attributed to her experience in witnessing religion cut deeply into her inner life, which occurred after her half-year crisis following her searing mystical illumination in the fall of 1840. She decided to try again to settle on a personal theology.

Keywords: Margaret Fuller; religion; mystical illumination; personal theology; liberal awakening

Chapter.  23167 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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