Norman Vincent Peale, Smiley Blanton and the Hidden Energies of the Mind

  • Donald Capps
  • Published 2009 in Journal of Religion and Health


This article on Norman Vincent Peale and Smiley Blanton, who cofounded the American Foundation of Religion and Psychiatry in 1937, focuses on books that they wrote in the 1950s: Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking (1952) and Blanton’s Love or Perish (1956). Similarities between Peale’s problem-solving techniques and Milton E. Erickson’s psychotherapeutic… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10943-009-9258-6