A Republic of Mind and Spirit: A Cultural History of by Ms. Catherine L. Albanese PDF

By Ms. Catherine L. Albanese

ISBN-10: 0300136153

ISBN-13: 9780300136159

This path-breaking e-book tells the tale of yankee metaphysical faith extra totally than it has ever been advised sooner than, alongside the best way considerably revising the landscape of yankee spiritual historical past. Catherine Albanese follows metaphysical traditions from Renaissance Europe to England after which the US, the place they've got flourished from colonial days to the twenty-first century, mixing usually with African, local American, and different cultural parts. The ebook follows evolving types of metaphysical faith, together with Freemasonry, early Mormonism, Universalism, and Transcendentalism - and such extra incarnations as Spiritualism, Theosophy, New idea, Christian technological know-how, and reinvented models of Asian principles and practices. carrying on with into the 20 th century and after, the booklet indicates  how the metaphysical combine has broadened to surround alien ship task, channeling, and chakras within the  New Age flow, and a much wider new spirituality within the current. In its personal means, Albanese argues, American metaphysical faith has been as energetic, persuasive, and influential because the evangelical culture that's extra frequently the focal point of spiritual students recognition. She makes the case that due to its combinative nature, its skill to include differing ideals and practices, metaphysical faith deals key insights into the background of all American religions. Winner of the Bronze IPPY Award within the faith class. Winner of the yankee Academy of Religion's Award for Excellence within the learn of faith within the old stories category.

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