In the brief book review published in your issue of...


In the brief book review published in your issue of March 31, it would appear that an author attempts to portray and analyze the life of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science.

This author reveals a complete lack of understanding of Christian Science and its Leader, and is, therefore, not competent to pass judgment. Christian Science ascribes all power to God, and its students try to have that Mind in them which was also in Christ Jesus. An understanding of this teaching is discernible in the manner described by Paul, "not with excellencey of speech or of wisdom . . . but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power."

The impression given by the author in classing Mary Baker Eddy with Messrs. Freud and Mesmer as "mental healers" is misleading. Mrs. Eddy cannot be placed in the same classification as these men, for the basis of her teaching is diametrically opposite to anything in the nature of the "indomitable will." In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy writes (p. 144), "Human will-power is not Science. Human will belongs to the so-called material senses, and its use is to be condemned."

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