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
See also annotations:
A Story Untold: A History of the Quimby-Eddy Debate by Keith McNeil
Mary Baker Eddy: The Years of Discovery by Robert Peel
Fits, Trances, and Visions: Experiencing Religion and Explaining Experience from Wesley to James by Ann Taves
Certain Trumpets; the Call of Leaders by Garry Wills
“The Case of Edward J. Arens and the Distortion of the History of New Thought” by Gordon J. Melton
“Christian Science and the Puritan Tradition” by Thomas C. Johnsen
Encyclopedic Handbook of Cults in America, by Gordon J. Melton