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Powers of the Hidden Self

Robert C. Fuller

in Spiritual, but not Religious

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780195146806
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834204 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195146808.003.0006
Powers of the Hidden Self

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Popular psychology has emerged as one of the major sources of Americans’ self‐understanding. From Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay on “Self‐Reliance” to today, American reading audiences have turned to popular psychologies with the hope of learning how they might inwardly align themselves with the deepest energies of the universe. William James, Abraham Maslow, and Carl Rogers are but a few of the acclaimed academic psychologists who have nurtured this uniquely American form of “psychological spirituality.” As exemplified in the writings of Rev. Norman Vincent Peale, this psychological spirituality has also filtered into the vocabulary with which members of mainstream churches take their religious bearings on life.

Keywords: James; Maslow; Peale; Popoual Psychology; popular psychology; psychological spirituality; Rogers

Chapter.  10829 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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