The letter of a reverend doctor appearing in the Daily Dispatch...

Daily Dispatch

The letter of a reverend doctor appearing in the Daily Dispatch of November 29 covers such a wide field that in the space allowed to a letter it is impossible adequately to reply to all the points raised, but I will, subject to your kind indulgence, endeavor to deal with as many as space will permit. Before doing so, however, I should like to say in all kindliness that the writer might have tempered his letter with courtesy and restraint. To persist in designating the office of the Christian Science Committee on Publication as an "official apologist for Christian Science" is hardly in good taste. Christian Science does not need an apologist, or any apology.

The writer's reference to Mrs. Eddy's version of the Trinity (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 331), "Life, Truth, and Love constitute the triune Person called God," is an instance of interpretation. The following quotation from Mrs. Eddy's Message to The Mother Church for 1901 (p. 4) gives the meaning: "We understand that God is not finite; He is the infinite Person, but not three persons in one person," continuing a few lines farther on, "Christian Scientists consistently conceive of God as One because He is infinite; and as triune, because He is Life, Truth, Love, and these three are one in essence and in office."

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