Discovery of Christian Science

How did Mrs. Eddy happen to discover Christian Science? Different inquirers have asked this question in almost the same words. The best answer is to be found in her published writings, but the main points from all sources can be given here.

Mrs. Eddy was born of devout parents, and was reared among devout people. From childhood she showed an exceptional interest in religious subjects. The development of this interest was aided by her parents, by her pastors, and by other ministers whom her parents frequently entertained. As a girl and young woman, she often discussed religious topics with her pastors and other ministers, exhibiting a comprehension and an independence which they regarded as remarkable. One of her pastors, who also was her tutor for six or seven years (Reverend Enoch Corser, of Tilton, New Hampshire), predicted for Mary Baker a great future, and spoke of her as "an intellectual and spiritual genius."

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