The history of New Thought; from mind cure
to positive thinking and the prosperity gospel.
Traditional world religions, he claims, have had sick-souled founders, while mind cure is an example of a religion with healthy-minded founders.
As alluded to above, he sees the great world religions as appealing mostly to sick souls and focuses on mind cure as a religion that appeals to the healthy-minded.
He also points out that mind cure is guilty of "innumerable failures and self-deceptions" and that some of the mind cure literature is "so moonstruck with optimism and so vaguely expressed that an academically trained intellect finds it almost impossible to read it at all" (1985, 84).
Mind cure proponents of healthy-mindedness have continued to flourish in such churches as Christian Science, Unity, and Religious Science.
Emma Curtis Hopkins (September 2,1849-April 8, 1925--just sorting out the correct dates is a service) was a central figure in the development of New Thought and mind cure
From the preposterous New Age mind cure
of Deepak Chopra to the hard-nosed confidence of Think and Grow Rich, few offer much beyond a variation on working hard, being specific in formulating your goals, and treating others well in order to get what you want (whether you call this manipulation or "karma").
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