Religious Revolutionaries: The Rebels who Reshaped American Religion
Fuller, Robert C. Religious Revolutionaries: The Rebels who Reshaped American Religion. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Fuller is an acknowledged scholar in the field of American religion. This book covers the contributions of major figures in the history of American religion, with a focus on those whose contributions were controversial but ultimately highly influential. Organized chronologically, it highlights Anne Hutchinson, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Smith, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Phineas P. Quimby, Andrew Jackson Davis, William James, Paul Tillich, Mary Daly, and James Cone. Mary Baker Eddy is treated as “the best-known of Quimby’s student-disciples” (103). Fuller claims that Eddy “reworked his ideas and gave them more explicit connection to scriptural passages” (104), and that although Christian Science appears to be declining in membership, “its role in introducing Americans to metaphysical spirituality has been enormous” (104).
ISBN-13 (Hardcover): 978-1403963611
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