Restless Souls: The Making of American Spirituality

Restless Souls: The Making of American Spirituality


Yoga sessions and Zen meditation, New-Age retreats and nature mysticism—all are a part of an ongoing spiritual experimentation that has strangely deep roots in American background. Tracing out the country’s Transcendentalist and cosmopolitan spiritual impulses over the past centuries, Restless Souls explores America’s abiding romance with spirituality as religion’s companion. Now in its moment version, together with a brand new preface, Leigh Eric Schmidt's interesting booklet presents a wealthy account of the way this open-road spirituality constructed in American tradition within the first position in addition to a sweeping survey of the liberal spiritual hobbies that touted it and ensured its persevered vitality.

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