Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Source: Speech to the Harvard Divinity School (July 15, 1838)
"It is my duty to say to you that the need was never greater [for] new revelation than now. The doctrine of inspiration is lost. … Miracles, prophecy, … the holy life, exist as ancient history [only]. … Men have come to speak of … revelation as somewhat long ago given and done, as if God were dead. … It is the office of a true teacher to show us that God is, not was; that He speaketh, not spake."