SEE Syllabus The material in this book should satisfy the SEE Course Syllabus for HI-604 Background of New Thought as taught in the curriculum of Unity Institute Course Objectives: Offer a definition of New Thought, what it is and what it is not. Identify some of the key figures in the development of the New Thought movement and briefly describe their contributions to New Thought. Identify some of the key similarities and differences among New Thought, Unity, and Christian Science. Identify the major New Thought religions and their most significant teachings. Discuss some of the recent developments in New Thought. Course Required Books: Spirits in Rebellion by Charles S. Braden Friends in High Places by Thomas Shepherd -- published by Unity Course Topics: The basic principles of New Thought Differences between New Thought and Christian Science Contributions of antecedents of New Thought, including Plato, Origen, Eckhart, Mesmer, Swedenborg, Emerson, Hegel Quimby's healing philosophy Contributions of New Thought pioneers Evans, Hopkins, Julius, Annetta Seabury, and Horatio Dresser, Ella Wheeler Wilcox Works of Thomas Troward and Emmet Fox Founders of the major non-Unity New Thought movements: Cramer and Brooks – Divine Science Holmes – Religious Science Colemon – UFBL King – Hillside Chapel and Truth Center INTA and AGNT Print View the discussion thread.