A speaker who recently addressed a group of students in...

Daily Iowan

A speaker who recently addressed a group of students in the State University of Iowa was reported in the Daily Iowan of June 7 to have said of Christian Science, and various other methods of healing which he discussed, that "their greatest assets" were "credulity and the power of suggestion." To correct for your readers the very erroneous impression of Christian Science his comment conveyed, I will appreciate space in your paper briefly to state what comprises Christian Science healing.

Referring to physical healing as found in Christian Science, Mrs. Eddy says on page xi of the Preface to her book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," that it "results now, as in Jesus' time, from the operation of divine Principle." Here as in many other places in her writings, Mrs. Eddy uses the word "Principle" as a synonym for God, whom she also refers to as divine "Mind." In the above quotation the word "Principle" has the meaning of the word "Mind," as in Paul's exhortation, "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus."

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