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From Christian Science to Jewish Science: Spiritual Healing and American Jews

Ellen M. Umansky


This book examines the attraction of American Jews to Christian Science during the early 1900s, and the emergence of Jewish Science as a counter movement. It discusses the works of the major proponents of Jewish Science: Morris Lichtenstein, Tehilla Lichtenstein, Alfred Geiger Moses, and Clifton Harby Levy. It argues that the greatest legacy of Jewish Science may well be its emphasis on the importance of spiritual healing.

Keywords: American Jews, Christian Science, Jewish Science, Tehilla Lichtenstein, Alfred Geiger Moses, Morris Lichtenstein, Clifton Harby Levy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195044003
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005 DOI:10.1093/0195044002.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ellen M. Umansky, author
Fairfield University
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