“The Nonsensical Dialect of Transcendentalism”

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199740420
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894703 | DOI:
“The Nonsensical Dialect of Transcendentalism”

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Chapter thirty-six is primarily concerned with the rise of Transcendentalism in America and Princeton’s response to this new variation of American Unitarianism. Hodge, along with Albert Dod and James W. Alexander, wrote early, stinging critiques of Transcendentalism for the Repertory. The articles were so well argued that the Unitarian Andrews Norton had them republished in his own battle against the rising influence of Transcendentalism in New England.

Keywords: Charles Hodge; Andrews Norton; Albert Dod; James W. Alexander; Transcendentalism; Unitarianism; Harvard; G. W. F. Hegel; Immanuel Kant; George Ripley; Orestes Brownson; German Idealism; John Locke; Samuel Coleridge; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Divinity School Address; Biblical Repertory; Friedrich Scheiermacher; Higher Criticism

Chapter.  3359 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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