Monthly Archives: March 2012

Cyrus Augustus Bartol

Cyrus A. Bartol, the Unitarian minister who married Sarah Stanley and Archibald Grimke in 1879, had been Sarah’s philosophy professor at Boston University.  Family correspondence shows that Bartol was delighted by the marriage, which Sarah’s father attributed to her being … Continue reading

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From Hermes to New Thought in A Republic of Mind and Spirit

A Republic of Mind & Spirit (Yale University Press, 2007) by Catherine L. Albanese is the most valuable recent book on American religious history for background on the roots of the Church of Light.  The author is former president of … Continue reading

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The Power of Thought– address by Elizabeth G. Stuart, April 1, 1888

Horatio Dresser’s history of New Thought, quoted in my last entry, linked the teachings of Sarah Stanley Grimke to those of Elizabeth G.Stuart.  But until visiting the Moorland-Springarn Research Center at Howard University last month, I had not known that Stuart’s involvement … Continue reading

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