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Christian Science is essentially religious
Rochdale (England) Observer
Christian Science is essentially religious. It asserts the supremacy of Soul and places the body under a mental and spiritual control which is denounced by many doctors as fraudulent and by others as thaumaturgic nonsense. Meanwhile it is advancing by giant strides. In America it is an enormous power. On this side of the Atlantic its adherents are numbered by many thousands, and include aristocrats, middle-class people, and humble working folk. How keenly interested others are in the movement was shown at the Town Hall recently when the great assembly room was crowded to hear the Hon. Clarence A. Buskirk's exposition of the faith. He speaks well and states his case with a moderation which holds the attention of people who would laugh to scorn the claims of this Church if put in an aggressive form. "It is nothing new," he says in effect; "we are merely restoring the original teaching of Christianity; and a new organization is necessary because the old churches are so encrusted with convention and materialism that it is hopeless to expect them to do what Christian Science does." That is a challenge to the churches on the preaching and teaching side just as the healing claims are to the doctors. Both are sure to be profoundly affected, for, without assenting to its high pretensions, one is bound to admit that Christian Science does assert the great and vital Principle of life which ordinary preachers and healers have but partially recognized.
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THE HABIT OF CRITICISM
CLARENCE W. CHADWICK.
THE TOWER OF BABEL
MARY J. LEAVITT.
CLARA LOUISE BURNHAM.
IN THE NARROW WAY
S. C. LOGAN.
ELIZABETH EARL JONES.
Should religion be taught in the public schools? Yes,...
Our critic's assertion that "the particular error which...
Rosemary O. Anderson
The letter in which our critic announces his intention...
Jesus said he would build his church upon the acknowledgment...
Willard S. Mattox
AMONG THE CHURCHES
with contributions from Edith Preston Foster
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
THE RULE OF THE SEEMING
John B. Willis
Annie M. Knott
LETTERS TO OUR LEADER
with contributions from Mae B. Johnson, Ida Hume, Sue Ella Bradshaw, William J. Robinson, Silas Cobb, Emma W. P. Slack, Mabel M. Beeson, Jenny H. S. Roe, Frederick Jennings, Mary Logan, Louise W. Chapman, Ida G. Stewart, Dorothy B. Knudsen, William D. Knudsen
with contributions from Leon Sonfield, B. C. Odom, R. C. Rice, Edward W. Dickey, W. J. Turner, Norman E. John
During my army service in the Civil War I received a...
John B. Overfield
I wish to express my gratitude for what Christian Science...
Frank L. Smith
It is difficult to find words in which to express my...
Because of the healing influence of Christian Science I...
Harry Draper with contributions from Ida Britton
Seven or eight years ago, when Christian Science was but...
Mary Yandes Robinson with contributions from Cora I. Jones
When I first began the study of Christian Science, the...
Renette K. Butler
My heart overflows with gratitude to our beloved...
Neti Sumner Seward
For nearly forty years I suffered from a sore on my...
I first became interested in Christian Science a little...
WILLIS VERNON COLE.
FROM OUR EXCHANGES
with contributions from Leonhard Rogaz, Washington Gladden