Extracts from Reports of Christian Science Committees on Publication

Sympathetic interest was displayed by a clergymen's organization which requested an address on Christian Science. This request came, without solicitation, from the northern Ministers' Fraternal Association. The meeting was well attended by a receptive gathering of representatives of the Anglican, Presbyterian, Methodist, Church of Christ, Baptist, Congregational, and Salvation Army denominations, and the secretaries of the local Y. M. C. A. and the local branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society.

The Launceston Examiner made the following comments in one issue: "Mrs. Eddy was the Founder of Christian Science, and whether one agrees with her teaching or not one must admit that it has helped countless people in scattered corners of the earth. . . . In association with the church she established in Boston, Massachusetts, which has been followed by other churches the world over, Mrs. Eddy brought into being various periodicals, and crowned her achievements in this direction by establishing The Christian Science Monitor, a great daily newspaper, free from political bias, and unsectarian, She herself lived to a ripe old age, and passed away in 1910."

At one interview following a radiocast attack the clergyman consented to read Lyman Powell's book, "Mary Baker Eddy: A Life Size Portrait." When the Committee called for this book some weeks later, there was such a change in this minister's attitude that it gave rise to much gratitude. Another clergyman who had made an attack on Mrs. Eddy was present at the bedside when a Christian Science practitioner arrived in response to a call from one of this clergyman's church officials. Ten days later, this clergyman radiocast a sermon upholding "divine healing," as it was termed by him.

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Divine Love
October 26, 1935

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