9780312293277

Moral Re-Armament The Reinventions of an American Religious Movement

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  • ISBN13:

    9780312293277

  • ISBN10:

    0312293275

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-11-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

Moral Re-Armament's followers hailed it as the most important spiritual movement of the twentieth century. It claimed supporters from Mohandas Gandhi to Mae West, who praised its contributions to global understanding and personal happiness. Critics saw MRA as nave and possibly dangerous, cozy with fascism or a front for corporate power. Fundamentalists called it a cult. With its mixture of American evangelicalism, popular psychology, and show business, it attracted men and women on six continents. This book traces Moral Re-Armament's reinventions over fifty years, from its Ivy League beginnings to its spiritual heirs, Up With People and Alcoholics Anonymous.

Author Biography

Daniel Sack is a historian of American religion and an Administrator at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Soul Surgeonp. 7
Men Want Something Realp. 29
Possessing and Reproducing a Quality of Lifep. 53
Rising Tidep. 85
Change! Unite! Fight!p. 119
Ideological Warfarep. 141
Tomorrow's Americanp. 163
Epilogue: Remaking the Worldp. 191
List of Abbreviationsp. 195
Notesp. 197
Indexp. 221
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