Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Emerson

I happened across this interesting line in an old book I have of Ralph Waldo Emerson's essays, in a lecture called "New England Reformers" given in 1844:

"It is yet in all men's memory that, a few years ago, the liberal churches complained that the Calvinistic church denied to them the name of Christian. I think the complaint was confession: a religious church would not complain."

Any thoughts?