Transcendentalism – that Sounds Fancy but What is it and Why does it matter?
Transcendentalism was very controversial at its conception and hugely influential to our Unitarian movement from the 19th Century to today. Transcendentalism emphasizes individual intuition as the primary source of religious engagement and seeks intense unmediated spiritual experiences. This movement embraced the religious freedom of our movement and despite the individual focus many of its leaders were active in women's suffrage, abolition of slavery, and resistance to violence. This worship service will explore how Transcendentalism encouraged both a strong individual spiritual experience and the passionate pursuit of justice.