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Self-help and popular religion in modern American culture [electronic resource] : an interpretive guide / Roy M. Anker.

By: Anker, Roy M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: American popular culture: Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999Description: 1 online resource (viii, 191 p.).ISBN: 9780313018213 (electronic bk.); 0313018219 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United States -- Religion -- 19th century | Self-help techniques -- United States -- History -- 19th century | United States -- Religion -- 20th century | Self-help techniques -- United States -- History -- 20th century | RELIGION -- Christianity -- History | Zelfhulp | Godsdienstige bewegingenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Self-help and popular religion in modern American culture.DDC classification: 277.3/08 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Introduction -- 2. Romanticism, the Gilded Age, and the History of Christian Science. Academic historians and Christian Science -- Cultural change in late-nineteenth-century America -- Intellectual challenges to religious orthodoxy -- Faith, medicine, anomie, and maladies -- The early life and troubled times of Mary Baker Eddy -- Mary Baker Patterson's search for healing -- Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, mind-cure, and Christian Science -- Beginning a church -- Fighting a mental enemy -- Dissent within -- Toward the Mother Church -- Last years : retirement and consolidation -- After Eddy : the Church of Christ, Scientist -- The theology of Mary Baker Eddy -- The popular appeal of Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science -- 3. The power of positive thought : Norman Vincent Peale. The life and career of Norman Vincent Peale -- The power of positive thinking -- Aftermath : controversy and popularity -- Contemporary critical reaction to the message of Norman Vincent Peale -- Criticism goes mainstream -- A voice in defense -- The continuing debate -- Another apology, and attack -- After the controversy : post-1950s analyses -- General histories of American religion on Peale -- 4. An heir to Peale : Robert Schuller and a career of possibility thinking. Schuller on television and in books -- Years of success -- The controversy over Schuller : conservatives and liberals dispute -- Academic examinations of Robert Schuller.
Summary: The second of two volumes on the relationship between popular religion and the self-help tradition in American culture, this book continues chronologically and spans from Romanticism and the Gilded Age through Norman Vincent Peale and Robert Schuller.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-187) and index.

1. Introduction -- 2. Romanticism, the Gilded Age, and the History of Christian Science. Academic historians and Christian Science -- Cultural change in late-nineteenth-century America -- Intellectual challenges to religious orthodoxy -- Faith, medicine, anomie, and maladies -- The early life and troubled times of Mary Baker Eddy -- Mary Baker Patterson's search for healing -- Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, mind-cure, and Christian Science -- Beginning a church -- Fighting a mental enemy -- Dissent within -- Toward the Mother Church -- Last years : retirement and consolidation -- After Eddy : the Church of Christ, Scientist -- The theology of Mary Baker Eddy -- The popular appeal of Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science -- 3. The power of positive thought : Norman Vincent Peale. The life and career of Norman Vincent Peale -- The power of positive thinking -- Aftermath : controversy and popularity -- Contemporary critical reaction to the message of Norman Vincent Peale -- Criticism goes mainstream -- A voice in defense -- The continuing debate -- Another apology, and attack -- After the controversy : post-1950s analyses -- General histories of American religion on Peale -- 4. An heir to Peale : Robert Schuller and a career of possibility thinking. Schuller on television and in books -- Years of success -- The controversy over Schuller : conservatives and liberals dispute -- Academic examinations of Robert Schuller.

The second of two volumes on the relationship between popular religion and the self-help tradition in American culture, this book continues chronologically and spans from Romanticism and the Gilded Age through Norman Vincent Peale and Robert Schuller.

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