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- Written by Theodore Shimmyo Theodore Shimmyo
Journal of Unification Studies Vol. 18, 2017 - Pages 1-54
The Divine Principle talks about the Period of Preparation for the Second Advent of the Messiah, which is the “four-hundred-year period from the Protestant Reformation in 1517 to the end of World War I in 1918.” During this period, there were three rounds of division into “Cain-type” and “Abel-type” views of life: 1) the Renaissance vs. the Reformation, 2) the Enlightenment vs. Pietism, etc., and 3) communism vs. a “third reformation” of Christianity. This was so that the “foundation of substance,” or reintegration through love and surrender, between the Cain-type and Abel-type camps might be able to be laid worldwide three times eventually to receive Christ at the Second Advent in the last days.
- Written by Jin Choon Kim Jin Choon Kim
Journal of Unification Studies Vol. 18, 2017 - Pages 55-108
Unificationists are asking questions: Why is the discussion on the only begotten Son and only begotten Daughter necessary? What does it have to do with leading a life of faith? Why didn’t Rev. Moon (hereafter “True Father”) emphasize the only begotten Son and only begotten Daughter? And why is Mrs. Moon (hereafter “True Mother”) continuously emphasizing them? There are some who do not understand the nature of the only begotten Son and only begotten Daughter, misinterpret the terms or even spread malicious rumors.
- Written by Thedore Shimmyo Thedore Shimmyo
Journal of Unification Studies Vol. 18, 2017 - Pages 109-120
Since 2014 the idea of True Mother as the only begotten Daughter has surfaced and stirred a controversy within the Unification movement, even though True Father himself during his lifetime actually used the term, “only begotten Daughter.” This idea has been a target of criticism especially from the FPA (Family Peace Association, started by UCI) and the Sanctuary Church. Even within the Family Federation some people may have questions about the idea. Therefore I would like to address this issue and other related ones.
- Written by Franco Famularo Franco Famularo
Journal of Unification Studies Vol. 18, 2017 - Pages 121-138
The word “begotten” is problematic for Unification teaching both within the Unification family and in efforts of Unificationists to reach out beyond Unification circles—especially to adherents of the Religions of the Book, namely, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Use of the word begotten is as challenging for Unificationists as it was for Christians in the 1950s, when translators of more recent English versions of the Bible removed the word begotten from some key verses.
The Bible was written in Hebrew and Greek, and the founders of Unificationism speak Korean. Understanding Biblical language and how certain concepts are expressed in English and Korean is important in the ongoing quest for truth. This article seeks to clarify the linguistic challenges and theological misunderstandings.
- Written by David Eaton David Eaton
Journal of Unification Studies Vol. 18, 2017 - Pages 157-170
I have always believed that art and creativity are among God’s greatest gifts to humanity. When I founded the Little Angels Art School in Korea, I gave the school a motto: “The Three Love Principle: Love God, Love Mankind and Love Your Country.” Through the arts we can communicate true love to the world. Music, art and dance are the expressions of the soul. The world of the arts must exist in the world of God as supreme and spiritual.
It has been my hope that artists could embrace the ideal of art for humanity and beauty for earth. Art is like a flower for man’s mind. It blossoms and permeates throughout our lives and society. It has the ability to connect people together through their hearts.