Cult Confessions: Faith and the Limits of Liberalism
“It never occurred to me to consider Oneida in the same category as an apocalyptic Christian cult.”
Harvard Mental Health Letter
Noyesism Unveiled: A History of the Sect Self-Styled Perfectionists
Learning Lessons from Waco
No Offense: Civil Religion and Protestant Taste
Ellen Wayland-Smith is the author of Oneida: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table (Picador 2016). She is currently working on a book on the intersection of faith, feminism, and advertising in Cold War America, forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press. She is an Assistant Professor of Writing at the University of Southern California.
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I try to use my master’s thesis as a way to find myself in women’s writing—the mystics, Flannery—but, ultimately, I fail.