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William Ellery Channing

An Essay on the Liberal Spirit in America

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ISBN 9780674331532

Publication Date: 04/06/1981

203 pages

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  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue: Family, Childhood, Youth
  • 1. Nature
  • 2. The Flight from History
  • 3. Language and the Neutrality of Scripture
  • 4. Slavery and the Problem of Evil
  • 5. Channing and Romanticism
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Andrew Delbanco Is a 2011 National Humanities Medal Winner
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