By Ralph Waldo Trine
Earlier than "New Age" there has been "New Thought," a philosophy that sought God via metaphysics and used to be wildly renowned within the overdue nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. American mystic and bestselling writer RALPH WALDO TRINE (1866-1958) was once probably the most influential writers on New proposal rules, and right here, during this 1913 paintings, he demands a go back to actual spirituality in what we this day name "religion." Trine discusses: . how Jesus' reliance on his personal intuition-not the lessons of authority-was his nice power . how his simplicity fortified his ethical strength . how the Church's later emphasis on ritual over spirituality subverted its personal venture . how one can reclaim the message of Jesus for the fashionable global . and extra. Trine's strategy, humanistic and liberal, will converse eloquently to somebody disgruntled with prepared faith yet nonetheless looking religious solace.
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