The Church of Divine Science is a religious group founded in Denver, Colorado in the late 19th century, during the dramatic growth of the New Thought Movement in the United States. The church’s founders were Malinda Cramer and Nona L. Brooks, with Fannie Brooks James, Althea Brooks Small and Kate Bingham also playing decisive roles. Both Phineas Parkhurst Quimby and Emma Curtis Hopkins, noted new Thought leader of the day, were a direct influence. Nona Brooks was introduced to Hopkins’ teachings through a student of Hopkins in Pueblo, Colorado.
The divine science has its origin in San Francisco in the early 19th century. Being more precise I must say that it happened in the year 1880. There is also a loose connection with the Charles Fillmore and myrtle Fillmore who were the founder of the unity church of Missouri. Another connection, Ernest Holmes was an intended Divine Science Minister; he would later go on to found the church of Religious Science.
By 1918 there were churches in Denver, Seattle, Los Angeles, Oakland, Boston, Portland, Spokane, Saint Louis and New York. By 1925 churches had opened in Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Topeka, Washington D.C., Cleveland, Illinois, and Iowa. Today, Divine Science has churches in Denver (the founding church), Washington D.C., Greater St. Louis (three churches), Roanoke, Virginia (two churches), San Antonio, Texas, Pueblo, Colorado, South San Jose Hills, California, and other locations.
I really feel that the divine science is really one of the greatest things which you will ever see. If you want to know more about the idea behind divine science then you better read this line. “The whole of Divine Science is the practice of the Presence of God. Truth comes through the Bible, Affirmative prayer, contemplation and meditation and the practice of the presence of God here and now.”
In the past few years the divine science, with few site based churches, has expanded its presence through the cyber ministries and the email ministries. The Northwood resource in Wisconsin provides many materials online. In addition Symphony of love in Santa Fe issues a weekly email lesson free of charge and it also has an international out reach. Symphony of Love is a group member of the Divine Science Federation, the denominational headquarters, and the INTA: International New Thought Alliance.
I really feel that it has really been a great work done by all those who are really linked with the church of divine science to spread the teachings of the Bibles throughout the US. In addition there is a web based ministry in New York which really focusing on the teachings of the Emmet fox who was really a divine science minister who spoke to the largest church audience in the US.