In an article in your recent issue of the News, a Congregational...

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In an article in your recent issue of the News, a Congregational clergyman's views on the prominent part taken by women in religious affairs are set forth at considerable length. His reference to women who have turned to Christian Science is offensive.

Women, and men too, turn to Christian Science because they yearn to bring into their lives more of health, harmony, and goodness. Mrs. Eddy's teachings deal with man's spiritual nature, and with human capacity to express it in holy, happy living. That fact alone should entitle her to the respect of a Christian clergyman, even though he may not accept her doctrine. It takes more than emotional responsiveness or intellectual knowledge to make a man or a woman Godlike. Christian Science teaches how God may be known and understood, not only in the attributes of fatherhood, but in those of motherhood as well. Probably nothing has done so much to illuminate and sweeten Christian sentiment, during the past fifty years, as the growing recognition of this.

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