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Metaphysics In Midwestern America Melinda Bollar Wagner

Metaphysics In Midwestern America

Melinda Bollar Wagner

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The object of this study, by Dr. Melinda Bollar Wagner, is a non-mainstream contemporary religious group known as the Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship, which has a membership of nearly eight thousand strong.It belongs, with such other groups asMoreThe object of this study, by Dr. Melinda Bollar Wagner, is a non-mainstream contemporary religious group known as the Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship, which has a membership of nearly eight thousand strong.It belongs, with such other groups as Theosophy, the Spiritualist church, and New Thought, to what has been labeled the American metaphysical movement--the term metaphysics being used to denote for adherents what they define as a practical religious philosophy that expresses and legitimates in the religious realm the individual autonomy that imbues every other aspect of American society and that is manifest in the Fellowships insistence on individual exegesis, on personal experience as the criterion of truth, and on the ultimate goal of self-realization.