Question and Answer

About twelve years ago I was informed there was one Mrs. Eddy, a spiritualist, living at one time in Boston and afterwards in Chicago, and also another Mrs. Eddy, a Christian Scientist, in Boston, and that these two persons were often confused in the minds of non-Scientists. Is this correct, and did the former Mrs. Eddy die about two years ago? —M. E. C.

We have heard of a Mrs. Eddy, a spiritualist, who was at one time located in St. Louis. Some years ago she may have been located in Boston, but we do not know that she was. Having heard of a Mrs. Eddy who was a spiritualist, some may have concluded that this person and the Rev. Mary Baker G. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, were one and the same. But any one who has read the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," honestly desiring to understand it, has readily seen that the author could not have been a spiritualist, for the teaching is just the opposite of Spiritualism. The reading of Science and Health has caused spiritualists to give up their belief in Spiritualism, thus proving that the teachings of Christian Science and Spiritualism are opposites.

August 3, 1899

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