In order that Christian Science may properly be distinguished...

Phoenixville (Pa.) Republican

In order that Christian Science may properly be distinguished from the erroneous conceptions of it as reiterated by a critic in you columns, I shall appreciate the courtesy of additional space.

Without ignoring any of the many and varied definitions of pantheism to be found in books, all of which relate to conceptions more or less material, notwithstanding the critic's assertion to the contrary, I find Christian Science to be distinct from every one of them. The fact is very well known to those who understand the subject, that there is no theological teaching to be found so entirely free from pantheism as Christian Science.

Pantheism is properly defined by Webster as "the doctrine that the universe, taken or conceived of as a whole, is God; the doctrine that there is no God but the combined forces or laws which are manifested in the existing universe." In other words, as explained by the Standard Dictionary, pantheism identifies mind and matter; it is the worship of nature; the deification of natural causes, conceived as one personified nature, to which the religious sentiment is directed.

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