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by Neal Vahle

  • ISBN: 1890151963
  • Category: History
  • Author: Neal Vahle
  • Subcategory: World
  • Other formats: mbr doc lrf lit
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Templeton Foundation Pr; First Printing edition (September 2002)
  • Pages: 504 pages
  • FB2 size: 1868 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
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The Unity Movement book.

The Unity Movement book. Prayer meetings held in 1889 in the Kansas City living room of Charles. Neal Vahle documents the lives of the visionaries who created and organized Unity. He explores the factors that led to the growth of the movement: the creation of the Unity School of Christianity; the development of Unity Village in Missouri; the publication program; the training of students; the development of centers and churches; and concludes with a look at the challenges facing the movement in the twenty-first century.

Neal Vahle has served as publishing director of Heldref Publications in Washington, . Even though its history spans and connects 19th-century New Thought and 20th-century New Age movements, it has often been overlooked in American religious history. in American History from Georgetown University and has taught at The American University, The Catholic University of America, and George Mason University. He is also the author of Open at the Top: The Life of Ernest Holmes and Torchbearer to Light the Way: The Life of Myrtle Fillmore.

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Vahle, Neal (2002) The Unity movement: its evolution and spiritual teachings, Templeton Foundation Press, p. 33-34. "Charles Sherlock Fillmore" in Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, 5th ed. Gale Group, 2001. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich. a b c Gale Publishing Group, "Charles Fillmore" in Religious Leaders of America, 2nd ed.

Documents the lives of the visionaries who created and organized Unity.

Select Format: Hardcover. Documents the lives of the visionaries who created and organized Unity. ISBN13:9781890151966. Release Date:September 2002.

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This material later was compiled into a book and was the first book Unity published. Vahle, Neal (September 2002). The Unity Movement: Its Evolution and Spiritual Teachings.

Neal Vahle This month I want to recommend his book, The Unity Movement.

When my husband and I began attending Unity many years ago, we were able to take a myriad of classes that helped us understand Unity’s background and principles. One of the persons we encountered in our congregation was Neal Vahle who, at the time, held a position within the federal government. This month I want to recommend his book, The Unity Movement. He immersed himself in the archives at Unity and studied the words that were written and spoken by the key figures in Unity’s early days.

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Documents the lives of the visionaries who created and organized Unity.
Reviews about The Unity Movement: Its Evolution and Spiritual Teaching (6):
Neal Vahle has written a dense and sometimes dry history of the Unity Church. It began with Charles and Myrtle Fillmore in 1889 after Myrtle was healed of various illnesses including tuberculosis after attending a few Christian Science meetings.

The Fillmore's believed that Christ was born human but was not any more divine than the rest of us. Unity Church is considered a Christian church because Jesus is regarded so highly due to the fact that he is the one human that has reached the highest enlightenment.

"Myrtle was repelled by the puritanical teachings on sin and the nature of evil" of other Christian churches. Although free will was considered important to the Church--sex was not encouraged for anything but procreation. The book quotes Charles as saying, "It followed that men and women must refrain from sexual relations to conserve the 'seminal substance' and make it available to revitalize the body". The Church believes/believed in bodily regeneration and reincarnation. Neither one of them attained total bodily regeneration but Charles did live an impressive 94 years.

Early in the Church's history the Fillmores received/developed the 12 Powers which were a basic teaching of Unity and they were: Spiritual Understanding, Faith, Divine Love, Power, Imagination, Zeal, Will, Life, Strength, Order, Judgement, and renunciation.

Vahle has written a balanced book which tells of the other side of the story. He has chapters on what the established protestant churches passionately feel are the down falls of Unity such as Unity's denial of the need to be born again through accepting Jesus as son of God. He writes of the Churches segregation of blacks while promoting the rights of women. He tells of the many who consider Unity to be a fringe or even a cult group among many outsiders. Unity also has very few members worldwide.

Mr. Vahle neglects to mention the current statis of teachings. As a non-member, I really wouldn't know what to expect if I happen to walk into a service these days. I'm sure the Church has evolved--but how?

I did find on the official Unity's website what are considered to be the 5 BASIC UNITY PRINCIPLES. They are: 1. There is only on presence and one power active as the universe and as my life, God the good, 2. Our essence is of God; therefore, we are inherently good, This God essence was fully expressed in Jesus, the Christ, 3. We are co-creators with God, creating reality through thoughts held in mind, 4. Through prayer and meditation, we align our heart-mind with God. Denial and affirmations are tools we use, 5. Through thoughts, words and actions, we live the truth we know.

Please Note: I have actually given this book 4 stars--not 5. One star was added when I was editing my review and I could not change it back to 4.
The book came in excelent condition and the delivery was fast -I would use this seller agine.ITs very informative for any one wanting to know more about Unity Christanty and New Thought Religion.The one and only review on this book has there facts wrong- Unity has many members world wide and can not be compared to any kind of cult what so ever.
I find the book boring...not the magic of the other biography I read of Myrtle Filmore which however is not being published anymore
Sermak Light
Probably the most current best book on the history of Unity and good information on general New Thought teachings by comparison.
Enjoying this tremendously as part of my SEE class through UWSI.
Though history of the church. Not for the general public wanting instructions in metaphysical training.

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