Dr. Hunter of the University of Manitoba gave helpful...


Dr. Hunter of the University of Manitoba gave helpful advice at the annual convention of the Canadian Medical Association at Regina, when he recommended Christian Science as a healing agent, as reported in an article in the Journal. His recognition of the healing efficacy of Christian Science—healing organic as well as functional diseases—is commendable. His attitude is in line with that of a growing number of liberally-minded physicians to-day. The doctor's remarks, however, show a lack of discrimination between Christian Science and psychotherapy; and so, while the tenor of his remarks was excellent, a part of these remarks would tend to place Christian Science in a wrong light. For this reason a portion of his statement calls for explanation and correction by a Christian Scientist, in order to make clear the difference between Christian Science and psychotherapy, or any suggestive method. Christian Science heals through the power of God, divine Mind, and not by suggestion. Psychotherapy employs the human or carnal mind to heal, while Christian Science healing is effected on a purely spiritual basis through prayer, as explained by Mary Baker Eddy in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." This fact needs to be kept clearly in view in a consideration of the subject of Christian Science healing.

The medical professor, in urging, as the title of your article stated, that "doctors need more Christian Science," was encouraging his confreres along a line which should prove a great blessing to them. It is desirable that this rich blessing should in no way be impaired; and it is important that Christian Science should not be confounded with mental suggestion or in any way associated with it. The writings of Mrs. Eddy present Christian Science clearly and correctly, and those who desire to gain an understanding of Christian Science are safe in going direct to these writings.

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