The Lectures

The lecture of Mr. Carol Norton at Carnegie Music Hall, Thursday evening, October 19, on Christian Science, and the attention which it attracted, again call to notice the remarkable growth of this new sect. Its rapidly augmenting importance as a factor in directing thought, as a philosophy of life, and as a religion, has been impressed upon us more than ever during the last few months by the many articles and books that have been published with a view to controverting its doctrines. But in spite of all this its growth and its hold upon its adherents are increasing in a remarkable manner, and it is one of the forces in the shaping of the intellectual and religious life of the day that cannot be ignored.

Mr. Norton, who is one of the ablest and most forcible exponents of the doctrines of Christian Science, draws great audiences wherever he goes. He recently addressed a gathering of upward of three thousand persons in Metropolitan Opera House, New York, and the reports of his lecture occupied a large space in the metropolitan press, which is one evidence of the wide interest in the subject. Mr. Norton certainly shows that he is capable of making a strong presentation of the subject, and his forceful arguments make it impossible to dismiss Christian Science as a mere fad. It must be reckoned with as one of the great spiritual movements of the day.

Editorial in the Times, Pittsburg, Pa.

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November 2, 1899

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