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Social Science

My attention has been called to the review of a book in Social Science for January.

It has been said that Mrs. Eddy is the greatest woman religionist of all times. Surely, then, all thinking people should have some acquaintance with the facts concerning her life. Therefore it occurs to me that the readers of Social Science, the editorial staff, and the reviewer would be glad to have authentic information regarding Mrs. Eddy.

The true facts regarding her life and work are recorded in her autobiography, "Retrospection and Introspection," and in two substantial biographies, "The Life of Mary Baker Eddy" by Sibyl Wilbur and "Mary Baker Eddy: A Life Size Portrait" by Dr. Lyman P. Powell. These approved and authenticated biographies are available at all Christian Science Reading Rooms throughout the world and at most public libraries. It is worthy of notice in this connection that neither of these books was written by a Christian Scientist. The Wilbur biography was originally published in the magazine Human Life as a voluntary answer to an unfriendly attack in another magazine, although Human Life had no connection with the Christian Science movement. The more recent Powell book was written by a clergyman, the Rector of Saint Margaret's Episcopal Church in New York City, and was published by the Macmillan Company, which is an entirely independent publishing house.

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