7/22/18 Dr. Ruth Miller – Power of Reason

When Ralph Waldo Emerson was looking for ways to help people understand the idea that divinity didn’t sit on a throne, he used a number of different terms for the divine, including both Oversoul and Reason. In the process of “translating” some of his essays for the book Natural Abundance, Dr. Ruth Miller had the opportunity to really explore Emerson’s thinking on the subject, and to compare it to some other, similar uses of the term. In today’s program, she’ll link that work back to one of the UU Sources, which encourages us “to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science”.