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The death—for let us speak as the world's people do—of...
Lowell (Mass.) Courier-Citizen
[Lowell (Mass.) Courier-Citizen.]
The death—for let us speak as the world's people do—of Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy, head of the Christian Science church and Leader of that sect, will receive wide notice in due proportion to the importance of the position of this remarkable woman in the world of affairs. Of all the variants on the theme of the Christian religion, hers is the only one of very recent years which has attained to worldwide magnitude. Differing from other denominations of Christians in its attitude toward the visitations of disease and frequently misunderstood even there, it has achieved an uncommon degree of attention. Judged by the purely pragmatic theory, it must be acknowledged to have made its way and to have assured its position, at least for the present generation. That which, in its day, actually gives to its adherents comfort and joy in this world and a hope of the life everlasting in the world to come, is entitled on those merits alone to share in making up the "true" religion of mankind. All that helps has its place.
Whether one follow Mrs. Eddy's peculiar teachings or not as they affect certain details of her faith, it must be admitted that she set before men and women of the materialistic nineteenth and twentieth centuries a system of belief that has afforded to many hundred thousand much practical comfort and hope. Whether or not the practices of Christian Science, in the healing of the thousand natural shocks the flesh is heir to, or its maintenance of a belief as to the non-existence of pain and suffering for one in whom a proper frame of mind is induced by faith, are justifiable on the basis of actual science, the fact must remain undisputed that for such as do believe in them there has been a remarkable force.
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THE LAW OF RIGHT DESIRE
W. D. MC CRACKAN, M.A.
JEANIE C. E. ANDREWS
WISDOM AND LOVE
W. A. BONSHOR
MARY LOUISE GEER
OBEY THE LAW
Mary Baker Eddy
MARY BAKER EDDY
THE DEMANDS OF TRUTH
Annie M. Knott
THE CONTRADICTIONS OF BELIEF
John B. Willis
ADMISSION TO MEMBERSHIP IN THE MOTHER CHURCH
John V. Dittemore
Stewart Anderson, William S. Deyo, George L. Perin, Walter E. Smith
I feel it a pleasant duty to write a partial list of the many...
H. E. Goan with contributions from Blanche W. Goan
A little over three years ago a dear gray-haired lady...
J. C. Brainard
I owe such a depth of gratitude for Christian Science,...
Ada M. Starling with contributions from Lee Roy Henry
My husband's father had what seemed to be a felon...
We desire to express our deep gratitude and appreciation...
Elias T. Smith, Mamie B. Smith
I wish to tell of a very interesting case of healing under...
Agnes H. S. Harrisson
About four years ago a friend of my husband came to...
I wish to tell others what Christian Science has done...
Jessie Ball with contributions from Fanny Ethel Greatwood
Every day is a golden day,...
Laura B. Doorly
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