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Periodical: Divine Science Weekly

Summary:  From Pat Deveney's database:

Divine Science Weekly, The.
In God We Trust
1919--1925 Weekly
Denver, CO. Publisher: Colorado College of Divine Science. Editor: Rev. Nona L. Brooks, D.S.D.; Harvey Hardman.
Succeeds: Fulfillment (1902-1906)-->Divine Science Quarterly (1906-1912)-->Power Magazine (1912?-1915)-->Aspire to Better Living (1916)-->Daily Studies in Divine Science (1916- 1935?) Succeeded by: First Divine Science Church Weekly Bulletin (1928-1937)-->Divine Science Monthly (1935-1950)-->Aspire (1951-?)-->Divine Science News (1943?)-->Divine Science Messenger (1976-1983?)
Corporate author: Colorado College of Divine Science
1/1, January 1, 1919-1925. $2.00 a year, 8 pp.

This was the organ of the Colorado College of Divine Science and the First Divine Science Church of Denver founded by Nona Lovell Brooks and her sisters (Alethea Brooks Small, 1848-1906, and Fannie Brooks James, 1854-1914) in 1898-1899. Nona Brooks (1861-1945) had been introduced to New Thought when she was cured of a throat ailment in Pueblo, Colorado, in 1887, probably through the work of Kate (Mrs. Frank) Bingham, an independent Christian Science practitioner who had been a student of Emma Curtis Hopkins. In 1892 Brooks and Malinda E. Cramer of San Francisco (on whom see the notes under Harmony and the Gnostic) were founders of the International Divine Science Federation, and in 1898 she was ordained a minister in Cramer's Church of Divine Science. For almost 30 years thereafter she proceeded, in Denver and then Chicago and again in Denver, to teach diving healing and to preach on God as the infinite, omnipresent pure Spirit who manifests himself in Creation, as Love, Truth, Substance, Mind, etc., and yet transcends the universe. Evil and sickness were false beliefs "in a presence and a power other than God. . . . So long as a man believes in a lie, he is subject to it in his experience. As soon as he sees clearly, he sees no evil." "In the light of God's Presence the darkness disappears." Unlike some other current varieties of New Thought, Divine Science, although it gave some place to success and money ("I am a financial success," I am the possessor of all money," etc.) was primarily directed toward the consolation and inner harmony and health that flowed from realization of God's omnipresence in the world. The primary object of Brooks' Colorado College of Divine Science was to train teachers of this revelation by establishing an institute "for the purpose of instruction in the law and order of Divine Healing as declared by Jesus Christ, and for the promotion of the religious, educational and ethical principles which are known as Divine Science, and to grant and confer degrees, diplomas and ministerial certificates to graduates." Primary training cost $15.00, Bible lessons, $25.00, with separate charges for admission to normal and graduate classes. The journal presented contributions by various teachers (almost all women, especially in its early days) at the college, like Ada B. Fay, Daisy Mary Davis Baum (Mrs. C.L. Baum), Ruth Elderkin, Agnes M. Lawson, Fannie Brooks James, et al., and gave responses to letters and testimonials from readers and students, Daily Studies in Divine Science, and Sunday School Lessons, together with lists of accredited Divine Science teachers and churches. The journal occasionally carried articles on topics near and dear to reformers, like "The League of Nations," even though not related to New Thought. Noted in William C. Hartmann's Who's Who in Occult, Psychic and Spiritual Realms (1925). Denver Public Library; LOC.

Issues:Divine Science Weekly V1 N1 Jan 1 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N2 Jan 8 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N3 Jan 15 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N4 Jan 22 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N5 Jan 29 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N6 Feb 8 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N7 Feb 15 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N8 Feb 22 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N9 Mar 1 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N10 Mar 8 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N11 Mar 15 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N12 Mar 22 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N13 Mar 29 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N14 Apr 5 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N15 Apr 12 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N16 Apr 19 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N17 Apr 26 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N18 May 3 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N19 May 10 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N20 May 17 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N21 May 24 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N22 May 31 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N23 Jun 2 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N24 Jun 14 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N25 Jun 21 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N26 Jun 28 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N27 Jul 5 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N28 Jul 12 1919.
Divine Science Weekly V1 N29 Jul 19 1919.
Divine Science Weekly V1 N30 Jul 19 1919.
Divine Science Weekly V1 N31 Aug 2 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N32 Aug 9 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N33 Aug 16 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N34 Aug 23 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N35 Aug 30 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N36 Sep 6 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N37 Sep 27 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N38 Oct 4 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N39 Oct 11 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N40 Oct 18 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N41 Oct 25 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N42 Nov 1 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N43 Nov 8 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N44 Nov 15 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N45 Nov 22 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N46 Nov 29 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N47 Dec 6 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N48 Dec 13 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N49 Dec 20 1919
Divine Science Weekly V1 N50 Dec 27 1919

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