Extracts from Reports of Christian Science Committees on Publication

References to Christian Science in the press have been many and varied, but criticisms by those interested in scholastic theology and materia medica have predominated. A correspondent under the nom de plume "Looker-On," referring to Christian Scientists, said: "There is one thing in their favor, and that is they do practice their faith, and what is the use of having a belief if it is not practiced? Christians of other denominations ought to be the last persons to attack Christian Science, for the simple reason that they do not practice their faith."

With the consent of The Christian Science Board of Directors in Boston, an approved paper was read to the Men's Bible Class of the Croft House Settlement in Sheffield. Sixteen members were present. The meeting was opened with a hymn and extempore prayer, and the address which followed was listened to with intense interest. As replies to questions are not permitted on these occasions, a request was made that some instances of healing through Christian Science should be given, and these made a deep impression, everyone present desiring to hear more. The leader of the class signified his intention to read Science and Health, and recommended every member of the class to do likewise, saying that Christian Science might be the answer to their prayers for enlightenment.

The address to the members of Toc H, Bradford, was an interesting experience. The address was listened to with rapt attention. Afterwards, a member stated that he was not a Christian Scientist, but knew a case of a woman who, after trying all known means of healing, found herself in a hospital, classified as incurable. She was completely healed through Christian Science. The secretary wrote later, saying, "I can assure you that your address was much appreciated, as it is one of our objects to search into any new doctrine that might help us to get a deeper spiritual life."

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From a letter dated 1895
June 6, 1936

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