Searching for Raymond
Anglicanism, Spiritualism, and Bereavement between the Two World Wars
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Publisher: Lexington Books
Number of Pages: 208
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.5 cm
Rene Kollar takes as his focus the uneasy relationship between the Anglican Church and Spiritualism following World War I. A church committee was appointed to study the "claims of Spiritualism in relation to the Christian Faith," and though the results were, in some respects, favorable to Spiritualism, the report was not made public until 1979. Searching for Raymond explores the rise in Spiritualism's popularity after the trauma of war as Anglicans failed to find comfort in the traditional teachings of their church. At the same time, the book provides a thoroughly researched portrait of the indelible connection between religious faith and bereavement between the two world wars.