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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE IN LONDON
One would have supposed that the toniest of places on which could fall the seeds of such a creed as Christian Science would be the West End of London. The belief that in religious faith is to be found the only cure for physical suffering has been ridiculed by most people, but chief among the scoffers, surely, one would expect to be the aristocracy and wealthy classes of this land, who combine with religious skepticism the power to pay the heaviest of doctor's bills or to take the costliest of cures.
Strange, therefore, is it to record that it is in "society" that Mrs. Eddy's curious faith has made the most substantial progress on this side of the Atlantic, and not amongst the supposedly ignorant and superstitious proletariat. Society has taken to Christian Science, not because of arguments launched in its favor, but because society has seen with its own eyes its miraculous achievements; it has witnessed cures, not of stage invalids and circus-tent weaklings at the hands of clowning charlatans, but of members of its own sets, people actually known to it, by the simple efficacy of faith and prayer.
Christian Science came among us in 1895, when some ten or twelve people met together in a little flat near Baker Street—in the heart of West-End residence-land. When they had increased to about sixteen, the seating capacity of the room was strained to its uttermost, and the services were transferred to the small hall in the Portman Rooms. Another large increase, and it became necessary to take possession of the old Jewish synagogue in Bryanston Street, remodeled into a Christian Science church.
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BASELESS CHARGES REFUTED
with contributions from Rodolph B. Frost, George H. Moses, Pamelia J. Leonard, Josiah E. Fernald, Charles R. Corning, Frank S. Streeter, Calvin A. Frye, Lewis C. Strang, P. A. Clifford, A. Chester Clark, Hermann S. Hering, Fred N. Ladd, J. E. Fernald
MRS. EDDY INTERVIEWED
with contributions from Sibyl Wilbur O'Brien, Mrs. Eddy
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
AN AMENDED BY-LAW
MRS. EDDY IN GOOD HEALTH
Annie M. Knott
A UNIVERSAL PRIESTHOOD
John B. Willis
LETTERS TO OUR LEADER
with contributions from Archibald McLellan, Algernon Hervey Bathurst, Irving C. Tomlinson, Mame A. Breyman, Jessie Lumsden
THE LAW OF THE CHURCH
LEWIS R. WORKS.
IMPEDIMENTS TO PROGRESS
FRANK H. SPRAGUE
PRAISE YE THE LORD
ELIZABETH E. SOUZA
with contributions from S. C. Heyman, G. A. Kratzer
In 1890 Christian Science was but little known in the...
M. P. Richardson
About ten years ago one of my ankles suddenly became...
Helen M. Barnes
In thinking of the peace which Christian Science has...
Edward R. Wells
I wish to acknowledge the many benefits received through...
Emma Kinney with contributions from George A. Williams
It is difficult for me to find words to express my gratitude...
Laura G. C. Wilson
I have long felt a desire to express my gratitude to God...
Mary L. McCann
I am glad to add my testimony to those of many others...
Henry Ida Malloney
FROM OUR EXCHANGES
with contributions from Charles Gore