The Marginal Headings in Our Textbook

Undoubtedly Mary Baker Eddy in preparing the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," had a very definite reason for inserting the marginal headings in the paragraphs. Wisdom directed her to insert them for the guidance of readers. They form an essential part of the book, and she unquestionably intended us to note and study them in connection with our reading of Science and Health.

The beginner in Christian Science who does not readily apprehend the meaning of what he is reading in the textbook will find that these topics act as splendid beacon lights, illuming the central point of a paragraph or the import of some passage which otherwise might not readily be seen. The advantage gained through an intimate use of these phrases furnishes added inspiration to study. Indeed, in the daily study of the Lesson-Sermons in the Christian Science Quarterly one will find it of great benefit to refer often to these topics. Particularly are they helpful to the Sunday school teachers and Sunday school pupils in preparing their lessons.

If one has never done so, it will be a revelation to study the several chapters in Science and Health, note the marginal headings, and see how thoroughly they index the subject matter of the paragraphs to which they belong, and how much enlightment comes through this method of study.

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