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During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, thousands of American Jews were drawn to the teachings of Christian Science. Viewing such attraction with alarm, American Reform Rabbis sought to counter Christian Science's appeal by formulating a Jewish vision of happiness and health. Unlike Christian Science, it acknowledged the benefits of modern medicine yet, sharing the belief in God as the true source of healing, similarly emphasized the power of visualization and affirmative prayer. Though the numbers of those formally affiliated with Jewish would remain small, its emphasis on the connection between mind and body influenced scores of rabbis and thousands if not hundreds of thousands of American Jews, predating contemporary Jewish interest in spiritual healing by more than seventy years. Examining an important and previously unwritten chapter in the story of American Judaism, this book sheds light on religious and social concerns of twentieth-century American Jewry,
including ways in which adherence to Jewish Science helped thousands bridge the perceived gap between Judaism and modernity.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780195044003
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publisher Imprint: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Height: 229 mm
  • No of Pages: 260
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 558 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0195044002
  • Publisher Date: 25 Nov 2004
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 19 mm
  • Width: 152 mm


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