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several of Holmes's Foundation New Thought classes. ( See below. ) Tagline of class: "Change your thinking, change your life". Extracts from , , , and : Ernest Shurtleff Holmes (January 21, 1887 – April 7, 1960) was an American New Thought writer, teacher, and leader. He was the founder of a Spiritual movement known as Religious Science , a part of the greater New Thought movement , whose spiritual philosophy is known as "The Science of Mind." He was the author of The Science of Mind and numerous other metaphysical books, and the founder of Science of Mind magazine , in continuous publication since 1927. His books remain in print, and the principles he taught as "Science of Mind" have inspired and influenced many generations of metaphysical students and teachers. Holmes had previously studied another New Thought teaching, Divine Science , and was an ordained Divine Science Minister . His influence beyond New Thought can be seen in the self-help movement . The following are some of his statement of beliefs, published 1920: I believe that the Universal Spirit, which is God, operates through a Universal Mind, which is the Law of God; and that I am surrounded by this Creative Mind which receives the direct impress of my thought and acts upon it. I believe in the healing of the sick through the power of the Mind. I believe in the control of conditions through the power of the Mind. I believe in the eternal Goodness, the eternal Loving- kindness and the eternal Givingness of Life to all. I believe in my own soul, my own spirit, and my own destiny; for I understand that the life I live is God. Amen. And So It Is. ( Please keep in mind that this man mentored Norman Vincent Peale! ) Science of Mind was established in 1927 by Ernest Holmes and is a spiritual, philosophical and metaphysical religious movement within the New Thought movement. In general, the term "Science of Mind" applies to the teachings, while the term " Religious Science " applies to the organizations. Today the International Centers for Spiritual Living , the United Centers for Spiritual Living (which combined into the Centers for Spiritual Living in 2011) and Global Religious Science Ministries are the main denominations promoting Religious Science. In 1926 Holmes published The Science of Mind , which references the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Bible and Buddha . Holmes established the Institute for Religious Science and School of Philosophy in Los Angeles. This organization would later become the Church of Religious Science . The New Thought movement is a philosophical movement which developed in the United States in the 19th century, following the teachings of mesmerist Phineas Parkhurst Quimby .
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  • Fall '19
  • New Thought, Norman Vincent Peale, Prosperity theology, Word of Faith

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