In 1919, within the wake of the upheaval of worldwide conflict I, a amazing staff of English girls got here up with their very own method to the world's grief: a brand new faith. on the middle of the Panacea Society was once a charismatic and autocratic chief, a vicar's widow named Mabel Bartlrop. Her fans known as her Octavia, and so they believed that she was once the daughter of God, despatched to construct the hot Jerusalem in Bedford.
When the final residing contributors of the Panacea Society printed to historian Jane Shaw their colossal and painstakingly preserved files, she started to reconstruct the tale of a close-knit utopian group that grew to incorporate seventy citizens, hundreds of thousands of fans, and a global therapeutic ministry attaining 130,000 humans. Shaw bargains an in depth portrait of Octavia and describes the religion of her dedicated fans who believed they'd by no means die. Vividly instructed, through turns humorous and tragic, Octavia, Daughter of God is ready a second on the creation of modernity, while a iteration of newly empowered ladies attempted to re-make Christianity of their personal picture, delivering a desirable window into the anxieties and hopes of the interwar years.
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