History of New Thought and Unity
The foundations of Unity as a contemporary cultural phenomenon. The foundations of Unity as a contemporary movement are explored in its roots in Transcendentalism, Christian Science, and New Thought. Students explore Unity's history and the original cultural milieu. By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
- Explain New Thought and demonstrate how it is similar to and different from more traditional vies of spirituality.
- Identify some of the key people and major events in the development of both the New Thought and Unity spiritual movements.
- Summarize the history of Unity School of Christianity and its ministries of prayer, publishing, and education.
Principles of New Thought by April Moncrieff (available in the bookstore), Friends in High Places by Thomas Shepherd and The Unity Movement by Neal Vahle (see Linda Gillispie regarding ordering information)
For credit, $45 + love offering, non-credit—love offering
Linda Gillispie, L.U.T. As well as being a Licensed Unity Teacher, Linda serves as the Pastoral and Education Associate at Unity of New Braunfels. Linda has taught many Unity classes in Austin, San Marcos and New Braunfels and served as guest speaker in Austin, San Marcos, Victoria, New Braunfels and Boerne. She is the mother of two children and has five grandchildren. Linda has a deep love for Unity Principles based on the teachings of Jesus and sharing these teachings is her greatest joy.