It is a hopeful and encouraging sign of the times that...

[Extracts from an address by John R. Carr, before the members of the faculty and students of the George School, Pennsylvania, given under the auspices of the Christian Science Committee on Publication, April 15, 1934]

It is a hopeful and encouraging sign of the times that the faculty and students at our institutions of learning are interested in things religious, interested enough to voluntarily arrange for the presentation of spiritual subjects to an assembly of its members. This spirit of tolerance, investigation, research, and fair play argues well for the youth of the present generation.

In your work as teachers and students you depend upon textbooks. In the item of textbook the Christian Science organization is most fortunate. We have "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. You should be glad to learn there is one textbook which is complete, final, satisfactory, unchanging; that in the study of Christian Science we are not cramming a set of theories which will shift and change, to be soon discarded. At a recent dedication of a great medical library the dean ordered all books in print five years or more to be placed in the basement, classified as out of date.

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On God's Side
February 23, 1935

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