The passing of Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy removes from...

Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News

[Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News.]

The passing of Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy removes from the world one of the most remarkable women of the last and present century, if not of all time. Practically all other religions or sects of religions have had at their head men, although women have always played a large part in upholding them and spreading their influence. Mrs. Eddy stands alone among women as a great religious teacher.

Regardless of the sanity of the doctrines of Mrs. Eddy, one cannot but acknowledge the power of mind and personality that enabled her to build up a powerful church. From a very simple beginning, Mrs. Eddy worked and studied constantly until today her followers are numbered by thousands and the property which the church owns is valued at millions. But Mrs. Eddy was not merely a religious worker in the narrow sense of the word. She not only gave her best thought to what she considered the spiritual and bodily needs of the world, but also contributed generously in money to philanthropic movements and to civic improvements. All in all, the ninety years of her life were well spent, for she no doubt brought both spiritual satisfaction and bodily comfort into many homes.

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