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Author Evans, W. F. (Warren Felt), author

Title The spiritual journals of Warren Felt Evans : from Methodism to mind cure / [Warren Felt Evans] ; edited by Catherine L. Albanese
Published Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 303 pages) : facsimiles
Series Religion in North America
Religion in North America.
Contents Introduction : Warren Felt Evans -- A Note to Readers -- Journal 1 (1850-1857) -- Journal 2 (1857-1865)
Summary Warren Felt Evans (1817-1889) converted to Methodism while at Dartmouth College, became a minister, and spent his Methodist years as a spiritual seeker. His two extant journals, edited and annotated by Catherine L. Albanese, appear in print for the first time and reveal the inner journey of a leading American spiritual pilgrim at a critical period in his religious search. A voracious reader, he recorded accounts of intense religious experience in his journals. He moved from the Oberlin perfectionism he embraced early on, through the French quietism of Madame J. Guyon and Archbishop Fenelon, then into Swedenborgianism, spiritualism, and mind cure with distinct theosophical overtones. His carefully documented journey is suggestive of the similar journeys of the religious seekers who made their way into the burgeoning metaphysical movement at the end of the 19th century--and may shed light too on today's spirituality
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Subject Evans, W. F. (Warren Felt) -- Diaries.
Clergy -- United States -- Diaries.
Healers -- United States -- Diaries.
Methodist Church -- United States -- Clergy -- Diaries.
Genre/Form Diaries.
Form Electronic book
Author Albanese, Catherine L., editor
ISBN 025302255X (electronic bk.)
9780253022554 (electronic bk.)