Referring to an article by a doctor on psychology, in a...


Referring to an article by a doctor on psychology, in a recent issue, I wish to comment on that portion of his remarks in which he speaks of Christian Science as one of the schools of psychology. Webster's New International Dictionary defines "psychology," in part, as "the science of mind." Now it is true that Christian Science is properly the Science of Mind; but here the word "Mind" is spelled with a capital, because it refers not to the so-called finite, human, or mortal mind, but to the infinite divine Mind, or God. This distinction is a most important one, for it separates Christian Science from what are called mental science and new-thought. Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science, has written the following on page 482 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "Christian Science is the law of Truth, which heals the sick on the basis of the one Mind or God. It can heal in no other way, since the human, mortal mind so-called is not a healer, but causes the belief in disease."

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