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Joseph Wolpert: Classical Christianity and Unity

Unity Metaphysics

Theologically, Unity considers itself very much a part of Christianity. In the frontispiece of many Unity books is the following statement coined by Charles Fillmore stating what Unity is:

"Unity is a link in the great educational movement inaugurated by Jesus Christ; our objective is to discern the truth in Christianity and prove it The truth that we teach is not new, neither do we claim special revelations or discovery of new religious principles. Our purpose is to help and teach mankind to use andprove the eternal Truth taught by the Master. "(Fillmore, Prosperity, see note)

The Bible is considered Unity's basic textbook. Jesus Christ is viewed as a redeemer, saviour, the epitome of what humanity should, could, and will be. Jesus is considered as the ultimate Master who teachings are to be followed.

Philosophically, Unity falls within the tradition of Christian Idealism. To provide a brief discussion of Unity metaphysics, we will discuss the categories of God, Man, and the Relationship between the two respectively.