Evans, Warren Felt
- Robert C. Fuller
Evans, Warren Felt (23 December 1817–04 September 1889), author of books on mental healing and metaphysical religion, was born in Rockingham, Vermont, the son of Eli Evans and Sarah Edson, farmers. He married M. Charlotte Tinker in 1840; they had three children. After spending a few years at Middlebury and Dartmouth Colleges, he was ordained a Methodist Episcopal minister in New Hampshire in 1844. Evans served in eleven different churches before his interest in the writings of the Swedish mystic Emanuel Swedenborg prompted him to resign from the Methodist ministry in 1864 and join the New Church of Jerusalem. For years he had been afflicted with a nervous disorder resulting in chronic poor health. The so-called “regular physicians” of the time and their various medicines had proved of no help. Then, in 1863, Evans visited the famed mental healer ...