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Ut sized personality of Octavia the faith of her devoted followers who believed they would never die and the intricacies and intrigues of her close knit communityBut Octavia Daughter of God is also about a moment at the advent of modernity when a generation of newly empowered women tried to re make Christianity in their own image Startlingly modern in their resolve and curiously reactionary in their social views and politics their story is a portrait of an age It offers a window into the anxieties and hopes of the interwar years through the lives of ordinary people who believed extraordinary things about God this world and the next. I m slowly developing an interest in early 20th century British history This book combines all the things I normally love about

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Octavia Daughter of God

Inin the wake of the upheaval of World War I a remarkable group of English women came up with their own solution to the world's griefa new religion At the heart of the Panacea Society was a charismatic Octavia Daughter PDF or and autocratic leader a vicar's widow named Mabel Barltrop Her followers called her Octavia and believed that she was the daughter of God sent to build the New Jerusalem in BedfordProclaiming the female aspects of God Octavia attracted former suffragettes middle class Christian women and passionate spiritual seekers to Bedford where they followed her in rigorous religious practices She appointed twelve women a. I am so so happy about this book Can you believe that there was an English cult that thought the daughter of God lived in Bedfor

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S her apostles and put the rest to work to spread her Word that human beings through Panacea could achieve immortal life on earthAcclaimed historian Jane Shaw found the last living members of the Panacea Society who revealed to her their immense painstakingly preserved archives She discovered a utopian community that once had seventy residents thousands of followers and an international healing ministry that reached people around the globe Octavia Daughter of God is a fascinating group biography and a revelatory work of cultural and narrative history Vividly told by turns funny and tragic it reveals in intimate detail the complex o. There are two main rules to follow when setting up a religion first never make a claim for the end of the world and second neve


5 thoughts on “Octavia Daughter of God

  1. says:

    I am so so happy about this book Can you believe that there was an English cult that thought the daughter of God lived in Bedford? And they kept a house for Christ to return to? And the daughter of God issued directives a

  2. says:

    There are two main rules to follow when setting up a religion; first never make a claim for the end of the world and second never claim immortality for your leader While the Panacea Society did not make the first mistake they fell full prey to the second Not only did they claim immortality of their leader Octavia but also for each of them Now the religion is no but they had a good run of it over ninety years of

  3. says:

    I'm slowly developing an interest in early 20th century British history This book combines all the things I normally love ab

  4. says:

    The Panacean movement was wonderfully bizarre in the way a certain kind of comedy sketch achieves a bemused audience by multiple half steps to the side each step in itself not terribly radical until the moment you realize y

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    She believed that because Christ's death on the Cross his atoning for sin had saved only people's souls another redeemer was reuired one who would redeem the body and this redeemer was to be female 40

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