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Each Mind a Kingdom: American Women, Sexual Purity, and the New Thought Movement, 1875-1920

Satter, Beryl

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ISBN 10: 0520217659 / ISBN 13: 9780520217652
Verlag: University of California Press, Berkeley, 1999
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Titel: Each Mind a Kingdom: American Women, Sexual ...

Verlag: University of California Press, Berkeley

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

Art des Buches: Used

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The New Thought Movement was an enormously popular late nineteenth-century spiritual movement led largely by and for women. Mary Baker Eddy's Christian Science is but one example of the fascinating range of these groups, which advocated a belief in mind over matter and espoused women's spiritual ability to purify the world. This work is the first to uncover the cultural implications of New Thought, embedding it in the intellectual traditions of nineteenth-century America, and illuminating its connections with the self-help and New Age enthusiasms of our own fin-de-siècle.

Beryl Satter examines New Thought in all its complexity, presenting along the way a captivating cast of characters. In lively and accessible prose, she introduces the people, the institutions, the texts, and the ideas that comprised the New Thought movement. This fascinating social and intellectual history explores the complex relationships among social reform, alternative religion, medicine, and psychology which persist to this day.

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"Firmly grounded in social history, Satter's work reanimates a set of ideas that have been largely lost from view and demonstrates both their historical efficacy and their centrality to an understanding of the cultural and social transformations of the turn of the century."—Amy Schrager Lang, author of Prophetic Women

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