Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Glen Newkirk


The theory of transcendence is an examination of the nature of man, dual material/spiritual creature, and of his cosmic position on the Great Chain of Being, from which position he may move in the perfectibility of order toward an achievement of the good. Occupying a mid-point in the hierarchical spiral toward Omega, man may aspire to perfect himself according to his nature in the intrinsic orders of both virtue and rationality.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of English and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1984 Joanne L Kolenda.

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