A lecture on Christian Science was delivered by William D. McCrackan, M.A., at the Neustädter Casino, König str. 15, Dresden, Jan. 8, under the auspices of the Christian Science Society, Dresden. There was a large, attentive, and earnest audience, whose sympathetic attitude toward the distinguished lecturer revealed the interest in the subject of Christian Science. Moritz Weber from Roseburg in western America introduced the lecturer as follows:—

Although our lecture on Christian Science is to be given in the English language, I have been asked to introduce the lecturer in the German language, and I can only assure you that as a German American it affords me great pleasure to welcome the lecturer here on German soil in the German language. The theme, however, of his lecture stands far above all limitations of nationality, knows neither east nor west, neither north nor south, a theme that speaks in the tongues of all countries to the receptive heart and may be understood by the receptive heart—the theme of the Christian religion.

Let me assure you from the start that it is not the object of this lecture to try to convert you to our concept of the Christian religion, or to make adherents of Christian Science out of you. I even venture to say that it is not the object of this lecture to convince you of the truth of Christian Science. Nevertheless, we appreciate the great value of a calm, clear, and authentic presentation of Christian Science to an intelligent public, and enjoy greatly an occasion like this, for you will readily understand that a religion which in a few decades has spread all over the world, which in a material age like ours assigns to the spiritual the highest place and teaches how not only the sinners but also the sick may be freed from their bondage through God, Spirit, and which stands firm in its affirmation that Christian Science has nothing whatever to do with suggestion, hypnotism, spiritualism, occultism,—I say you will readily understand how such a religion has been subjected to many misunderstandings and prejudices, yea, even oftentimes to unwarranted attacks. To clear away these misunderstandings and prejudices and to forestall these oftentimes well-meant but unjust attacks is also one of the purposes of this lecture. I therefore ask your undivided and unbiased attention for the lecturer.—Stranger's Guide to Dresden.

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