Theodore Parker


Born
in Lexington, Massachusetts, The United States
August 24, 1810

Died
May 10, 1860

Genre

Influences


Theodore Parker was an energetic, ambitious man who devoted himself to a life of scholarship, preaching, and social action. Although he remained a minister through his career, he was also perhaps the most theologically and socially active transcendentalist. It was not nature but the nature of man which absorbed his vast energies.

Theodore Parker was born into a large family of a reading farmer, and was an early voracious reader, writing and memorizing poetry. At 17 he taught school for four years, then enrolled at Harvard, finishing his work but not receiving a degree because he had been unable to pay his fees (although he would receive an honorary master's degree later). After a year in Boston, listening to Dr. Lyman Beecher and disagreeing
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Two Christmas Celebrations

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Speeches, Addresses, and Oc...

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Works of Theodore Parker

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A Discourse on the Transien...

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Ten Sermons of Religion

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A Discourse Of Matters Pert...

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A Discourse Occasioned by t...

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A Humble Tribute to the Mem...

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“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”
Theodore Parker

“I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight, I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice.”
Theodore Parker, The present aspect of slavery in America and the immediate duty of the North: a speech delivered in the hall of the State house, before the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Convention, on Friday night, January 29, 1858

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
Theodore Parker, The present aspect of slavery in America and the immediate duty of the North: a speech delivered in the hall of the State house, before the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Convention, on Friday night, January 29, 1858