Speaker: Rev. Barry Andrews

Reverend Barry Andrews is Minister Emeritus of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock on Long Island, New York. He is the author of Thoreau as Spiritual Guide, Emerson as Spiritual Guide, and anthologies of the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller. His latest book is Transcendentalism and the Cultivation of the Soul, published by the University of Massachusetts Press.

Transcendentalism and the Cultivation the Soul

Transcendentalism was essentially a religious movement that emerged from Unitarianism in the middle decades of the 19th century. Rev. Barry Andrews views the Transcendentalists—Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller among them—as living voices whose writing is addressed as much today as it was in their time to spiritual seekers such as ourselves. In Transcendentalism, he believes we will discover a uniquely and authentically Unitarian Universalist form of spirituality.