Restless Souls The Making of American Spirituality

ISBN-10: 0520273672

ISBN-13: 9780520273672

Edition: 2nd 2012

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Description: Yoga classes and Zen meditation, New-Age retreats and nature mysticism--all are part of an ongoing religious experimentation that has surprisingly deep roots in American history. Tracing out the country's Transcendentalist and cosmopolitan religious impulses over the last two centuries,Restless Soulsexplores America's abiding romance with spirituality as religion's better half. Now in its second edition, including a new preface, Leigh Eric Schmidt's fascinating book provides a rich account of how this open-road spirituality developed in American culture in the first place as well as a sweeping survey of the liberal religious movements that touted it and ensured its continued vitality.

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Leigh E. Schmidt is Edward Mallinckrodt University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis and is affiliated with the Center on Religion and Politics. He is author of Restless Souls: The Making of American Spirituality.Sally M. Promey is Professor of American Studies, Religion, and Visual Culture at Yale University, where she is also Deputy Director of the Institute of Sacred Music. She is author of Painting Religion in Public: John Singer Sargent's "Triumph of Religion" at the Boston Public Library.

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction Spirituality in the Making
Mystic Club
Solitude
The Piety of the World
Meditation for Americans
Freedom and Self-Surrender
Seekers
Epilogue Be Gentle with Yourself
Notes
Index
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