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Plato's ghost : spiritualism in the American Renaissance

Author: Cathy Gutierrez
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2009.
Series: Reflection and theory in the study of religion.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In its day, spiritualism brought hundreds of thousands of Americans to seance tables and trance lectures. It has alternately been ridiculed as the apogee of fatuous credulity and hailed as a feminist movement. Here, Gutierrez places spiritualism in the context of the 19th-century American Renaissance.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gutierrez, Cathy, 1967-
Plato's ghost.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008055806
(OCoLC)298537996
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cathy Gutierrez
ISBN: 9780195388350 0195388356 9780199736768 0199736766 1282335731 9781282335738
OCLC Number: 495937139
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Memory --
Machines --
Marriage --
Medicine --
Minds --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Reflection and theory in the study of religion.
Responsibility: Cathy Gutierrez.

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In its day, spiritualism brought hundreds of thousands of Americans to seance tables and trance lectures. It has alternately been ridiculed as the apogee of fatuous credulity and hailed as a feminist movement. Here, Gutierrez places spiritualism in the context of the 19th-century American Renaissance.

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an original and keenly intelligent study of nineteenth-century American spiritualism, one poised to transform scholarly opinion on its heterodox subject ... as fascinating as it is lucid and lively. Read more...

 
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