원리강론

원리강론 (Wolli Kangron) cover

The Divine Principle or Exposition of the Divine Principle (in Korean, Wolli Kangron, hangul: 원리강론, hanja: 原理講論) is the main theological textbook of the Unification Church.

There have been three English translations:

  • Divine Principle and Its Application – Young Oon Kim (Red Book-1969)
  • The Divine Principle (1973 – Black Book)
  • Exposition of the Divine Principle (1996)
    • In the deluxe color coded edition (Exposition of the Divine Principle, 1996), the colors are based upon the 39th Korean edition of Wolli Kangron with colors prepared by Mrs. Gil Ja Sa Eu. The main ideas are shaded red, topics of second rank are shaded blue, and topics of third rank are ‎shaded yellow. The reader can grasp the main thread of the teaching of the Divine Principle in a ‎short time by reading only the red text. Reading the red and blue text together provides a richer ‎framework; reading all three colors together gives a rather full exposition including many examples. ‎To get the fullest meaning, the text must be studied in its entirety. Yet even when reading the full ‎text, attention to the passages in red can help to clarify the thread of the argument.‎

A project is underway to make the 원리강론 (Wolli Kangron, 1966) Korean text, with color coding, accessible to readers with little knowledge of Korean by combining it with the text of the 1996 translation (Exposition of the Divine Principle) here.

This week in History July 11-17

July 16, 2012 Establishment Rally for the Abel Women UN, July 16, 2012

July 11, 1893
Kyung Yu Moon, True Father’s father, born

According to the inscription on his tombstone, Kyung Yu Moon, True Father’s father, was born on July 11, 1893. True Father notes in his autobiography that he could sing from memory the Christian hymnal which consisted of more than 450 pages, that he was not good at collecting debts but honored his pledge to repay debts, “even if it meant selling the family cow,” and that he was large in stature and strong. True Father stated, “The fact that at age 90 I’m still able to travel around the world and carry on my work is a result of the physical strength I inherited from my father.”

July 11 ~ 24, 1987
First Korean Professors’ World Tour and Seminar

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This week in history July 4 to 10

  • America declares independence from Great Britain (July 4, 1776)
  • True Father is arrested in Ewha Womans University incident (July 4, 1955)
  • True Father is transferred from Danbury to Phoenix House (July 4, 1985)
  • Leading newspapers in all fifty states began publishing “A Cloud of Witnesses” (July 4, 2002)
  • First one hundred-day workshop is held in Japan (July 5, 1973)
  • The Cross-Cultural Marriage Blessing Ceremony in the Sacred Reign of Peace is held (July 5, 2007)
  • True Father declares his messiahship publicly for the first time (July 6, 1992)
  • The first car is purchased for True Parents (July 7, 1958)
  • The Convention to Proclaim the Embodiment of God’s Word and the Era of the Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind is held (July 8, 2010)
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