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- Written by Gordon L. Anderson
Journal of Unification Studies Vol. 13, 2012 - Pages 73-112
Unificationists often refer to “headwing thought” when they talk about politics or political economy. Headwing is a term that was used frequently by Rev. Sun Myung Moon from 1986-1994 as the Soviet Union was in transition. When he used this term he was referring to a society guided by a “Godism” that was neither right-wing nor left-wing thought but something that transcended both.
- Written by Michael L. Mickler
Journal of Unification Studies Vol. 13, 2012 - Pages 139-174
Reverend Moon proclaimed Cheonju Pyeonghwa Tongil Guk (the Nation of Cosmic Peace and Unity), abbreviated as Cheon il Guk, on November 15, 2001.Cheon Il Guk was the Unification equivalent of the Kingdom of Heaven and culminated Rev. Moon’s ministry. Previously, he had announced a fundamental shift in the order of salvation from the individual to the family. Cheon Il Guk advanced beyond the family to the creation of a heavenly nation. Although its exact contours were not precisely defined, Cheon Il Guk’s core orientation, character and scope were clear. It would have God at its center. It would have nothing to do with the human fall or sin. And it would encompass all of humanity. As Rev. Moon put it,