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An essay on the struggles for Faith or lack there of…From Maria Popova ‘BrainPickings blog …

People wish to be settled,” Emerson wrote in his spectacular 1841 essay on character and the key to personal growth, “[but] only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.” Exactly a decade later, Charlotte Brontë (April 21, 1816–March 31, 1855) — a mind at least as brilliant as Emerson’s and a spirit at least as expansive — tussled with this vital and vitalizing interplay of hope and unsettlement as she faced one of the most momentous frontiers of the human experience.”

https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/05/14/charlotte-bronte-faith-atheism/

“And so, with sturdy self-awareness and crystalline coolness, Brontë goes on to articulate the reason so many people believe — choose to believe — in the truth of “God” even when it clashes with the facts of reason and reality:”


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“Charlotte Brontë.” – Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 30 July 2016. 

“Charlotte Brontë on Faith and Atheism.” Brain Pickings. 14 May 2015. Web. 30 July 2016.

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