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Alfred Geiger Moses, New Thought, and the Applied Psychology of Judaism

Ellen M. Umansky

in From Christian Science to Jewish Science

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780195044003
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835485 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195044002.003.0003
Alfred Geiger Moses, New Thought, and the Applied Psychology of Judaism

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Reform rabbi Alfred Geiger Moses formulated and promulgated teachings he termed as “Jewish Science” to counter the growing influence of Christian Science in the American Jewish community. He used the techniques and aims of Christian Science, applied psychology, and New Thought to raise awareness of God’s presence. He also urged the incorporation of the more personal goals of health, success, and happiness into Reform’s ideological understanding of ethical monotheism.

Keywords: Alfred Geiger Moses; Jewish Science; Christian Science; American Jews; ethical monotheism

Chapter.  13038 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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