The passing of Mary Baker Eddy removes one who for...

Boston Post

The passing of Mary Baker Eddy removes one who for more than a generation past has been a force of exceptional magnitude in the spiritual life of a large following. The cult which she introduced, and of which she remained the acknowledged and venerated head and exponent to the very end of her long life, has in it elements which have appealed strongly to many people.

The record of the Christian Science church is phenomenal in the history of modern religious movements. It is hardly thirty years since The Mother Church was organized here in Boston, and today its branches number more than one thousand and its congregations are established in the eastern as well as the western hemisphere. This has followed the quiet, presistent spread of those ideas of which Mrs. Eddy stands as the author. It is not necessary that one should hold agreement with the postulates of Christian Science to recognize this marvelous extension of the cult and to appreciate the fact that Mrs. Eddy has exercised a tremendous power in directing it. She pointed out the applications, as she conceived them, of religious ideas nineteen centuries old, in their relation to the conditions of life among the people of today.

December 17, 1910

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