Echoes of the past: the influence of spiritualism on contemporary belief

Singleton, Andrew 2013, Echoes of the past: the influence of spiritualism on contemporary belief. In Moreman, Christopher (ed), The Spiritualist Movement: Speaking with the Dead in America and around the World, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, California, pp.35-50.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Echoes of the past: the influence of spiritualism on contemporary belief
Author(s) Singleton, AndrewORCID iD for Singleton, Andrew orcid.org/0000-0002-5545-2149
Title of book The Spiritualist Movement: Speaking with the Dead in America and around the World
Editor(s) Moreman, Christopher
Publication date 2013
Series N/A
Chapter number 3
Start page 35
End page 50
Total pages 16
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Place of Publication Santa Barbara, California
Keyword(s) Spiritualism
Belief
Social Change
Summary At once controversial and intriguing, Spiritualism has spread from the United States to become a global movement. Bringing together perspectives from within the movement and without, this unique collection treats readers to insights about Spiritualism's history, belief, and practice.Based on the belief that the dead can communicate with the living through mediums, Spiritualism touches concepts as timelessly fascinating as human mortality and the continuing existence of the soul beyond bodily death. This comprehensive work will help readers parse the mysteries of this uniquely American religion through three thematically organized volumes: Spiritualism in the U.S. and Globally, Evidence and Beliefs, and Cultural and Social Issues. Drawing on fields as diverse as psychology, sociology, religious studies, anthropology, history, ethnic and gender studies, literature, and art, this broad-based collection frames Spiritualism through the views of a team of international scholars.Among the many things that separate Spiritualism from mainstream religions is the involvement of women in central leadership roles. Such cultural and political elements of the movement are one aspect of this study. Of equal interest to believers and skeptics alike will be the work of scholars who have devoted themselves to examining the claim that communication through mediums proves the existence of life after death.
ISBN 9780313399473
Edition 1st
Language eng
Field of Research 220405 Religion and Society
Socio Economic Objective 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2016, ABC-CLIO
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30073447

Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 153 Abstract Views, 25 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Wed, 27 May 2015, 09:06:43 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.