Title: Better Views of Living; or, Life According to the Doctrine, ''Whatever Is, Is Right.
Author: A. B. [Asaph Bemis] Child, M.D.
Description: Original brown boards with gilt lettering on spine. Cloth is faded and shows light wear. Interior is unmarked; a bit of dampstaining to the last few leaves. iv, -154 pages. 7.3 x 4.6 inches. Five copies noted on OCLC (Center for Research Libraries, LOC, Boston Athenaeum, Quebec National Archives, Univ. Manchester).
Asaph Bemis Child (1813-1879) was a Boston dentist and Spiritualist. Better Views of Living he expounds on the universality of religious belief, positing the equal validity of all religious thought and practice, including Christianity as it has evolved. He discuses the activities and refinement of the soul throughout life, maternal pre-natal influences, the devil as an aspect of the natural world, spiritualism, fear of death, various virtues and vices, and man's appropriate roles in society.
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Adams & Co.
Keywords: natural religion, spiritualism, spiritualist, religion, universalism, universalist, Boston,
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