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In noticing the progress of creeds and parties it will be...
Daily Press-Knickerbocker & Albany (N. Y.) Morning Express
In noticing the progress of creeds and parties it will be observed that some have sprung into existence "in a night," while others have taken years to obtain a foothold. It is also observable that those of a mushroom growth have rarely attained any permanency, while those of slow and laborious beginnings have become, in many instances, fixed institutions.
A notable exception to the former of these conditions is found in the existence of what is known as Christian Science, or the Church of Christ, Scientist, whose rapid growth, from small beginnings, is one of the social phenomena of the age. This church, or religion, has already passed beyond the stage of mere sectarianism, and for the future has to be treated as an important factor in the religious life of the day. Its progress has been most extraordinary. Its followers are largely of the well-to-do classes. Its influence upon them is generally beneficial. Its philosophy is not much understood by outsiders and is marked by a certain degree of conservatism that does not help to bring it in touch with the altruism of the times. Its historic significance among modern creeds rests principally upon its plea for spiritual living; as opposed to practical agnosticism, which trusts itself entirely to circumstances. It is, as such, an implacable enemy of materialism.
Because a woman, however remarkable, has been its Founder, people have been looking for some inherent weakness, which it has not so far displayed. ... That the movement Mrs. Eddy inaugurated can continue at its present rate of growth is more or less problematical, but if its present prosperity should continue it must be counted within the progression of creeds. In the mean time it deserves fair treatment in consideration of good it is doing for many men and women.—Daily Press-Knickerbocker & Albany (N. Y.) Morning Express.
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STREET IMPROVEMENTS IN CONCORD, N. H.
with contributions from M. E. Winslow, Caroline W. Frame, Annie Louise Robertson, Annie M. Knott, Adam H. Dickey, Ellen Neale
THE WRITING IN THE SAND
FRANK H. SPRAGUE.
WALTER M. DIXON.
DOCTORING THE SHADOW
EUGENE FLAGG VOORHIES.
William B. Johnson
Arthur R. Vosburgh
Will you kindly make mention of the fact that William...
Albert E. Miller
AMONG THE CHURCHES
with contributions from John L. Wright, Frank M. Suter
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
A GIFT FROM THE SOUTH
Mary Bridgers, Mary Baker Eddy
"APPLES OF GOLD"
Fannie Bogardus Hunt with contributions from Mary Baker Eddy
"WHAT WILL THEY SAY?"
John B. Willis
LETTERS TO OUR LEADER
with contributions from W. A. Reed, Eleanor De Giranta, Lillian Young Charters, Mabelle A. Strock, Franklin Blake, Susan E. Barr, Geo. M. Wade, Harvey C. Plum, Gussie Howard Wilson
I desire to testify to the great benefits I have received...
Mary E. Weaver
Christian Science has brought so many blessings to our...
This testimony is given in the hope that it may reach...
Jane K. Thayer
In reading the many helpful testimonials in the Sentinel,...
Arthur J. Byers
Gratitude impels me to write a few words in acknowledgment...
Maude Clark Hough
From early childhood I was a constant sufferer from what...
For nine months I had been ill and was to undergo an...
Jennie M. Van Dusen with contributions from Eleanor L. Hilliard
FROM OUR EXCHANGES
with contributions from Horace G. Ogden, Oliver Addison Kingsbury, George Hodges