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Friday, January 10, 2014

Peay asks Moore about religion with no name

Pythia Peay
Pythia Peay interviews Thomas Moore about his new book, A Religion of One's Own for Psychology Today. This first part of the three-part interview discusses contributions of American Transcendentalists, and the impact of science on religion. Moore shares:
"Emerson practiced as a minister at a church in Boston, but left after some arguments around the role of communion in the services. He began traveling and giving talks in lecture halls, addressing the problems with institutional religion.
But when Emerson left the ministry he didn’t abandon religion altogether — he just made his own religion.Through his lectures and writing he created his own way, drawing on sources such as the Neoplatonists going back to ancient Greece, Eastern teachings from India, and Sufi writings from poets like Hafiz, then putting all those together."
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