Eight textbooks of Sun Myung Moon
Prior to his death on September 2, 2012, Sun Myung Moon compiled his “last words I will give to humankind,” into eight textbooks which he believed captured the essence of his teachings. Moon stated that these eight textbooks constitute the official cannon of his life’s work and admonished his followers that by studying these texts the will of God will be realized on Earth.
- Controversy over changes to the 7th verse of the CIG Family Pledgepr88 - Some Unificationists are in an uproar over changes made to their "holy" scriptures in defiance of Sun Myung Moon's published last wishes. This article examines the genesis of an important change to Verse 7 of the Cheon Il Guk Pledge.
- Difficulties with Changing the Cheon Il Guk Scripture Ignoring True Father’s Eight Great Textbookspr144 - This article examines, in detail, recent changes made to the Eight "holy" scriptures of the Unification Church.
Books - The eight textbooks
- The Sermons of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon pr1 - Collection of Sun Myung Moon's favorite sermons
- Exposition of the Divine Principle, 1996 pr9 - The official teachings, Divine Principle, of the Unification Church
- Cheon Seong Gyeong - Selections of the speeches of Sun Myung Moonpr107 - An anthology of selected remarks taken from speeches by Sun Myung Moon
- The Cheon Il Guk Family Pledge — Nation of cosmic peace and unity pledgepr87 - Eight paragraph covenant recited by Unificiation Church members daily
- Pyeong Hwa Shin Gyeong (Peace Messages 1 - 17)pr17 - Series of 'Peace Messages' delivered on world tours by Sun Myung Moon shortly before his death and which he believed summarize the main content of his teachings
- True Family—Gateway to Heaven pr10 - Excerpts from the Cheon Seong Gyeong focused on the theme of family
- Owner of Peace and Owner of Lineage pr16 - Long summary of Sun Myung Moon's teachings
- World Scripture and the Teachings of Sun Myung Moon IIpr69 - Anthology of commentary by world religions on a series of common topics highlights the doctrines of the Unificaiton Church
Books - Other main books
- World Scripture - A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Textspr82 - The original 'World Scriptures' book comparing the world's religion's views on a wide variety of topics
Teaching materials with the 8 textbooks
- Eight Great Textbook Teaching Materials-slidespr108 - Slide presentation that expresses official Unification Church policy towards the use and application of the eight textbooks as well as official doctrine regarding UC sacraments
- Eight Great Textbook Teaching Materials-lecture - PDF pr109 - Lecture presentation of official Unification Church doctrine, policies and "core thoughts" for church use after the death of the founder.