Friday, May 23, 2008

Thomas Troward (1847-1916) - New Thought Movement

Thomas Troward (1847-1916) - New Thought Movement

Thomas Troward (1847-1916) is an author whose works influenced the New Thought Movement, Mind Sciences, and mystic Christianity. Influences on his writings include the teachings of Christ, Islamic and Hindu Teachings, and Buddhism.

Troward was the author of several books including the Edinburgh Lectures 1904.

Troward has been credited as a major influence on New Thought, Religious Science, Science of Mind and founder Ernest Holmes, and even in the History of Alcoholics Anonymous literature. In the beginning of the global best seller The Secret, the introduction remarks credit Troward's philosophy with inspiring the movie and it's production.

The philosopher William James characterized Troward’s Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science as "far and away the ablest statement of philosophy I have met, beautiful in its sustained clearness of thought and style, a really classic statement." Several of Troward's books are in the public domain due to their publication before the 1920s.

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