In the death of the Founder of Christian Science, America...

Kennebec Journal

In the death of the Founder of Christian Science, America has lost another of its greatest women. However much we may have disagreed with her or have criticized her utterances, we can but admit her greatness and the remarkable power she had of leading. She founded a religious sect that has shaken the foundations of every evangelical church in the country. Her life has added one more proof that humanity longs for a belief in the spiritual, for trust in a higher power and for visual evidence of its agency. Mrs. Eddy's religion appealed to the sick, the afflicted, and the hypochondriac, where others appealed to the outcast and the forsaken. She won largely, and the force of her character will be felt in her church for all time. Regardless of the merits or demerits of Christian Science, it has become an unmistakable influence of the century. Mrs. Eddy built a church which has drawn to it persons of culture, education, and property, and we have no doubt that it will go on.

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December 17, 1910

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