"Christian Science as a doctrine is likely to be adopted...

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"Christian Science as a doctrine is likely to be adopted by every Christian church in the course of time," says Dr. Davis W. Clark, the presiding elder of the Cincinnati Methodist Church. "By that I mean that when the clergy and the profession of medicine awaken to the fact that they are not so vastly separated in their care for human beings, they will lap prayers and prescriptions in their efforts to relieve human sufferings. The old idea has always been that the minister should look after the soul and the doctor after the body of the people; that the two could not possibly overlap and must remain irrevocably separated, but a start has already been made to harmonize religion and medicine. While I think Christian Science as a whole and certain statements in Mrs. Eddy's book are too radical and subvert the material too much to the power of the mind, nevertheless we must recognize the truth of much that she says and the wisdom of it."

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