Christian Science, Physician and Redeemer

The above is the title of the lecture delivered by Judge William G. Ewing at Symphony Hall in Boston, Tuesday, October 8. 1901, to an audience of nearly three thousand people. The occasion was among the important events in connection with the history of Christian Science. We have Judge Ewing's kindly permission to publish the following abstract of his lecture. We have great pleasure in doing so. Judge Ewing said in part:—

It seems reasonable to say that if Christian Science is proximately what its adherents claim for it, its merits should command thoughtful, candid investigation; that if it has prophylactic or therapeutic force, of even slight efficiency, afflicted men and women everywhere should know that fact; and certainly if it heralds in any measure the message Jesus brought to the world the weary children of men all round the globe should know that fact. I stand before this great audience to-night with the single purpose of encouraging honest, dispassionate investigation of a subject that has profoundly impressed my own highest sense of truth. I do not invite controversy or denominational wrangling, but simply an honest, patient seeking after truth with the utmost freedom of thought and expression, and yet with the fullest recognition of the unchallenged right of others to think and express their thought. I recognize the fact that my cause is confronted by sectarian prejudice and by the antagonism of all the schools of material medicine; and it is to these prejudiced ones I especially address myself, fully recognizing the fact that where prejudgment is not, truth haven-panoplied will meet and satisfy honest investigation.

Not Authorized
October 17, 1901

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