ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly)

ATQ (The American transcendental Quarterly) is a magazine specializing in Humanities topics.

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 4, December

"Freedom From" in Negro Preaching of the Nineteenth Century
Introduction Oh, freedom! Oh, freedom! Oh, freedom all over met When I am free! An' befo' I'd be a slave, I'll be buried in my grave, An' go home to my Lord an' be free. Negro Spiritual They call it "The Devil's Den." It is located...
Redeeming the Missionary: Leonard Wheeler and the Ojibwe
On July 15, 1841, just before he and his bride, Harriet, crossed Lake Superior with a voyageur for the Ojibwe mission at La Pointe, Wisconsin, the missionary Leonard Wheeler gave a sermon on the prodigal son. He used this opportunity to stress the...
Seeing Social Class in the Sermons of the New York Times
"Seeing New York" is the title of a fascinating chapter in the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 (Burrows and Wallace 691-711). By the late 1850s, the authors argue, there were two radically different ways of reading...
The Plymouth Pulpit: Henry Ward Beecher's Slave Auction Block
On the first day of June, 1856, Henry Ward Beecher, pastor of Plymouth Congregational Church of Brooklyn, New York, concluded his Sunday morning sermon from Luke 10:27, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy strength,...
The Preaching of Romanticism in America
Definition Two styles of preaching dominated pulpit practice in the English-speaking world from the end of the seventeenth until the middle of the nineteenth century. On the one hand, there was the rationalistic preaching that came into fashion...
"The Pulpit Leads the World": Preachers and Preaching in Nineteenth-Century America
Introduction This is the second of a two-part special issue of ATQ on preachers and preaching in nineteenth-century America. My fuller introduction is found in the September 2000 issue, along with articles by Mark G. Vasquez, on the rhetoric of...