In your for June 9 there appears an article which...


In your for June 9 there appears an article which mentions Mary Baker Eddy, the Founder of the Christian Science movement, and which calls for correction.

Instead of being a supporter of or using hypnotism or mental suggestion of any kind in her activities, Mrs. Eddy has devoted much space in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," to denouncing them, and twice a year the subject of the weekly Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly is "Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced."

The writer says in his article, "All of Mrs. Eddy's biographers agree in stating her marvelous power of suggestion." This is not according to fact. Such statements have been made, but only by biographers who have been directly antagonistic to Christian Science and who have not had any close knowledge of Mrs. Eddy and her activities, but have tried to find some explanation of the spiritual power, which they have not been able to deny. Anybody who wishes to enter further into the subject, but who is not satisfied to rely for his information on the verdict and the literature of the Christian Scientists themselves, may be recommended to study the biography "Mary Baker Eddy: A Life Size Portrait" by Lyman P. Powell, a well-known American clergyman and religious writer, who is outside the ranks of Christian Science, but who has had access to the archives of The Mother Church in Boston.

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