Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy, the Founder of Christian Science,...

Twentieth Century Magazine

[Twentieth Century Magazine.]

Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy, the Founder of Christian Science, passed into the broader life on Dec. 3, in her ninetieth year. The story of her life forms one of the most remarkable records among the histories of the religious leaders of the ages, and she was unquestionably the greatest religious leader that has arisen in the new world. To those who knew her personally and intimately she was the incarnation of love and kindliness of spirit, though resolute and brave in uncovering and opposing error. Seldom in the history of civilization has a great spiritual leader lived to see so rich fruition follow the giving of the message.

From infancy, her health was frail. Many of her early years were years of constant suffering and pronounced invalidism, and after seeming restoration to health came an accident that brought her to the gates of death. This was more than fifty years ago. When hope from human sources had been abandoned, she experienced an interior illumination or a realization of the power of God to heal. Since then, for over half a century, she wrought indefatigably, giving to the world the message she believed to have come from the All-Father as a new illumination, revealing anew the Christ-truth that made the early and uncorrupted church invincible.

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January 7, 1911

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