The Lectures

Edinburgh, Scotland (First Church).—John Sidney Braithwaite, lecturer; introduced by T. P. Laird, who said in part:—

It is just fifteen years ago since the first lecture on Christian Science was given in Edinburgh, and that was also the first in Scotland. I remember it well, for it was my privilege on that occasion to introduce the lecturer. Christian Science was in its infancy in this country at that time, and there were many misconceptions and misunderstandings about it; but thanks largely to lectures on this subject, these have to a great extent been removed. Much, however, has still to be done to bring home to the world what Christian Science really stands for and how convincing and satisfying it is as a religion. In such a time as this of warfare and stress Christian Science is meeting the needs of many by giving them a guiding Principle in their lives; and when readjustment comes, after this war is over and peace is again with us, when there will be many wounds to heal and blanks to fill, I am sure Christian Science with its healing message for all the world will be sought after and welcomed in a way it has never been before.

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