Ronald A. Hughes
Ronald A. Hughes is internationally recognized as a leading authority in the study and research of Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (1802-1866), who is credited by many as being the “Intellectual Father” of the New Thought movement. In 2002, Ron established the first major Internet web site devoted to Quimby studies, the Phineas Parkhurst Quimby Resource Center at www.ppquimby.com. In 2003, he electronically published the first and only true concordance of Phineas Quimby’s writings. In 2009, he edited, and published Phineas Parkhurst Quimby: His Complete Writings and Beyond, a scholarly, yet readable reference book, that documents not only all of Quimby’s “collected works”, but also provides more than three dozen never-previously published Quimby articles. This book is endorsed by Herman J. Aaftink, Founder-Director of the Quimby Foundation in Canada and Co-Founder of the Quimby Memorial Church and Foundation in the United States; and C. Alan Anderson, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion, Curry College, Milton, MA. Both Drs. Aaftink and Anderson are contributing editors of the three-volume set, Phineas Parkhurst Quimby: The Complete Writings, (Ervin Seale, editor, DeVorss & Co., 1988).In 2010, Ron relocated to P. P. Quimby’s hometown of Belfast, Maine to continue his research in preparation for more Quimby publications. During the past dozen years, he has collected and reassembled the major collections of Quimby related materials from the Library of Congress; Boston University; Harvard University; Belfast Historical Society and Museum; Belfast Free Public Library; Waldo County Records; Maine Historical Society; and the International New Thought Alliance (INTA) Addington Archives and Research Center, to name a few. He has personally transcribed thousands of pages of letters, personal journals, and other historical papers. His mission is to document and shed light on the life and science of Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, for present and future generations.