[Original article in German]

Authorized Christian Science Literature

One of the most important means for the spiritual growth of a Christian Scientist is the Christian Science literature. It is of the greatest importance that the seeker after Truth should find a sign clearly pointing out to him the way to heaven; and this he has in the authorized Christian Science literature.

What does it mean for the Christian Science literature to be authorized? Mary Baker Eddy gave to the Trustees under her will the sole right to publish the works on Christian Science of which she was the author. She also gave to The Christian Science Publishing Society the sole right to publish the Christian Science periodicals founded by her. No other organization has, therefore, a right to publish the above-mentioned literature or extracts therefrom. It can be readily understood that the purpose of this arrangement is to protect; and a moment of honest reflection will impel us to give more weight to the term "authorized" than is sometimes done.

The revelation of Truth which leads the wise men of to-day to the recognition of their spiritual kingdom, as did the star in the East the wise men of nineteen centuries ago, must be kept free from mortal tower building such as that of Babel, in order that confusion may be avoided, which estranges workers from unity in their thinking and acting.

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November 8, 1924

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