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One Simple Idea - 9780307986498

Un libro in lingua di Mitch Horowitz edito da Crown Pub, 2014

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From the millions-strong audiences of Oprah and The Secret to the mass-media ministries of evangelical figures like Joel Osteen and T. D. Jakes, to the motivational bestsellers and New Age seminars to the twelve-step programs and support groups of the recovery movement and to the rise of positive psychology and stress-reduction therapies, this idea--to think positively--is metaphysics morphed into mass belief. This is the biography of that belief.

No one has yet written a serious and broad-ranging treatment and history of the positive-thinking movement. Until now. For all its influence across popular culture, religion, politics, and medicine, this psycho-spiritual movement remains a maligned and misunderstood force in modern life. Its roots are unseen and its long-range impact is unacknowledged. It is often considered a cotton-candy theology for New Agers and self-help junkies. In response, One Simple Idea corrects several historical misconceptions about the positive-thinking movement and introduces us to a number of colorful and dramatic personalities, including Napoleon Hill and Norman Vincent Peale, whose books and influence have touched the lives of tens of millions across the world.

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  • Titolo del Libro in lingua: One Simple Idea
  • Sottotitolo: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life
  • Lingua: English
  • AutoreMitch Horowitz
  • Editore: Crown Pub
  • Collana: Crown Pub (Hardcover)
  • Data di Pubblicazione: 07 Gennaio '14
  • Genere: PSYCHOLOGY
  • Pagine: 338
  • EAN-13: 9780307986498