The Dial: A Magazine for Literature, Philosophy, and Religion

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Title

The Dial: A Magazine for Literature, Philosophy, and Religion

Publisher

W. H. S. Jordan

Date

July 1841

Coverage

Boston

Subject

Volume 2, number 1

Description

The Dial (1840-1844) was arguably the most consequential review of the early nineteenth century. It was managed by Elizabeth Palmer Peabody and edited by Margaret Fuller and Ralph Waldo Emerson. The Dial was the official exponent of the transcendentalist movement. By turns profound, mystical, and incomprehensible, it never had more than three hundred subscribers. But by advancing the ideas of the celebration of the self and the validity of intuited religion, it still resonates today.