The Text-book

The Hawick (Scotland) Advertiser

To the Editor of the Hawick Advertiser.

Sir:—Having been a citizen of your good burgh a considerable part of my youth, I naturally feel some interest in the welfare of the town. It was for this reason that I recently availed myself of the privilege and pleasure of contributing to your public library a volume entitled, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker G. Eddy. With your permission I should like briefly to call attention to its nature, purpose, and work.

Science and Health is the text-book of Christian Science, a teaching quite prevalent in this country, and rapidly gaining a strong foothold in Great Britain as well as many other parts of the world. The author is a lady of refinement, with rare literary ability and attainment, who wrote the book after many years of earnest investigation and diligent research along both physical and metaphysical lines. The more immediate cause of its production was her instantaneous recovery from a serious illness, caused by an accident and pronounced by the attending physician as hopeless. The book itself is primarily of a religious nature. It does not set forth a new religion, but rather insists on a more practical application of the religion in which all true Christians believe. The Bible is used as a basis; also God, who is "Spirit infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth" (Shorter Catechism) ; Jesus, who shows us the way of salvation through his pure, self-sacrificing love.

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One Day at a Time
March 17, 1906

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