Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
The Village Enlightenment in America Popular Religion and Science in the Nineteenth Century cover
  • ISBN: 9780252068287
  • ISBN10: 0252068289

The Village Enlightenment in America Popular Religion and Science in the Nineteenth Century

by Craig James Hazen

  • List Price: $23.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
  • Publish date: 03/01/2000
used Add to Cart $1.99
You save: 91%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $67.50
Marketplace Item
Description
Through the lives and work of three nineteenth-century spiritual activists, The Village Enlightenment in America opens a window to a time when science and religion, instead of seeming fundamentally at odds with each other, appeared entirely reconcilable.

A theologian, writer, and apologist for the nascent Mormon movement, as well as an amateur scientist, Orson Pratt wrote Key to the Universe; or, A New Theory of Its Mechanism to establish a scientific base for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Robert Hare, an inventor and ardent convert to spiritualism, used his scientific expertise to lend credence to the spiritualist movement. Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, generally considered the initiator of the American mind-cure movement, developed an overtly religious concept of science and used it to justify his system of theology.

Pratt, Hare, and Quimby all employed a potent combination of popular science and Baconianism to legitimate their new religious ideas. Using the same terms -- matter, ether, magnetic force -- to account for the behavior of particles, planetary rotation, and the influence of the Holy Ghost, these agents of the Enlightenment constructed complex systems intended to demonstrate a fundamental harmony between the physical and the metaphysical.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
secondsale

Location: Montgomery, IL
Ask seller a question
Good
Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc...
$1.99
GoodDealsOnUsedBooks

Location: Aurora, IL
Good
Shipping Icon
0252068289 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc...
$2.23
Elistics

Location: vancouver, WA
Acceptable
USED We here at Elistics have a 100% satisfaction guarentee. Thank you for your business.
$2.23
Hawking Books

Location: Upland, CA
Like New
0252068289 Like New. Clean, Tight and Neat. Five star seller-Buy with confidence!
$3.32
One Planet Books

Location: Columbia, MO
Good
Ships same day or next business day! UPS shipping available (Priority Mail
[...]
$3.36
SurplusTextSeller

Location: Columbia, MO
Good
Ships same day or next business day! UPS shipping available (Priority Mail
[...]
$4.50
TheBigBookowski

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Like New
Shipping Icon
Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 208 p.
$5.60
One Stop Shop Bookstore

Location: Memphis, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$22.73
One Stop Shop Bookstore

Location: Memphis, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$23.13
Ables Bookstore

Location: chattanooga, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$36.91
Book Panther

Location: Wellington, FL
New
0252068289 New Condition.
$67.50