It is not every generation that is permitted to witness the...


[Herald-Democrat, Leadville, Col.]

It is not every generation that is permitted to witness the passing of the founder of a religion, nor is it every generation that produces such a unique character. In fact, the history of the world furnishes comparatively few individuals with the peculiar qualifications needed to lead a great movement of a spiritual character, and away from the orthodox standards of the period in which they lived.

Mrs. Eddy will probably stand alone in some respects. There have been great woman teachers and leaders, women notable in every walk of life, but no woman has ever before actually founded and established a powerful religious sect, and has so guided and directed its energies that its adherents are now numbered by the hundreds of thousands and its material wealth counted by the millions, and which is recognized by students of religious phenomena as one of the most remarkable manifestations of the kind the world has ever seen.

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