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In 1930, Dr. Masaharu Taniguchi, working as an English translator, published the first issue of what he called his "non-denominationaltruth movement magazine", which he named Seichō no Ie to help teach others of his beliefs. This was followed by forty volumes of his "Truth of Life" philosophy by 1932. Over the next forty years, he published an additional four hundred–odd books and toured many countries in Europe, South America, and North America with his wife Teruko, to lecture on his beliefs personally. Ernest Holmes, founder of Religious Science, and his brother Fenwicke, were of great assistance to Taniguchi. Fenwicke traveled to Japan and co-authored several books, with one called The Science of Faith becoming a cornerstone of the denomination.
Taniguchi died in a Nagasaki hospital on June 17, 1985 at the age of ninety-one. Today the president of Seichō no Ie is Masanobu Taniguchi.
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