The death of Mary Baker Eddy, the Founder of Christian Science,...


[News-Democrat, Canton, O.]

The death of Mary Baker Eddy, the Founder of Christian Science, has closed the earthly career of one of the most marvelous women of modern times, if not of all time. That she was a profoundly good woman, teaching a gospel of truth and love, will be universally admitted. That the influence of her teachings—the philosophy she preached and practised—has been tremendous, must be acknowledged. Measured by the results it has accomplished for the thousands and tens of thousands of men and women who, understanding it and believing it, have made it a rule of their life, its potentiality cannot be doubted.

While the passing away of Mrs. Eddy has brought a sense of sorrow to her devoted followers, they insist that the church will not perish, but continue its growth, and the philosophy of Christian Science will be as enduring as time itself. Be that as it may, the death of Mary Baker Eddy removes from earth a woman of whom it can be said, The world has been made immeasurably better because she lived in it.

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February 4, 1911

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