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The column on column of news despatches and editorial comment evoked by the death of Mary Baker Eddy, the Founder of Christian Science, may be said to reveal an important change in the psychology of this country. America, it is clear, is beginning to take Mrs. Eddy and her doctrines seriously. Where in past years bitter intolerance and a disposition to regard her as a charlatan have existed, the prevailing spirit is now one of interested inquiry. "Whatever the degree of faith or unfaith with which the individual may look upon what she taught and what was accomplished by or through her teachings," says the Chicago Tribune, in a mood that is almost universal, she was "one of the most remarkable women of her time." The New York World goes farther in characterizing her as "perhaps the most extraordinary woman of her century."

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February 4, 1911

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