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Each Mind A Kingdom / Edition 1
     

Each Mind A Kingdom / Edition 1

by Beryl Satter
 

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ISBN-10: 0520229274

ISBN-13: 2900520229272

Pub. Date: 05/14/2001

Publisher: University of California Press

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

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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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ISBN-13:
2900520229272
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/14/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400

Table of Contents

List of Charts and Illustrationsix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction: New Thought in Late-Victorian America1
1.The Era of Woman and the Problem of Desire21
2.The Mother or the Warrior: Mind, Matter, Selfhood, and Desire in the Writings of Mary Baker Eddy and Warren Felt Evans57
3.Emma Curtis Hopkins and the Spread of New Thought, 1885-190579
4.Sex and Desirelessness: the New Thought Novels of Helen Van-Anderson, Ursula Gestefeld, and Alice Bunker Stockham111
5.Money and Desire: Helen Wilmans and the Reorientation of New Thought150
6.New Thought and Early Progressivism181
7.New Thought and Popular Psychology, 1905-1920217
Conclusion: New Thought in American Culture after 1920249
Notes255
Select Bibliography333
Index359

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