Extracts from Reports of Christian Science Committees on Publication


The Lutheran, published in Philadelphia, December 1, 1937, contains an article entitled "Among the Sick," the first paragraph of which reads as follows: "Much has been written of the relation of one's religious beliefs to one's mental and physical health. From those pastors and laymen rich in Christian experience come frequent instances in which the Gospel's comfort for the distressed and challenge to the disheartened have worked profound physical and mental improvements." The publication of such articles plainly points to the ultimate acceptance of Truth as an effective healing agency and remedy for the ills of the people.

A young people's class of Germantown Friends expressed a desire for someone to address them on the subject of Christian Science. A member of Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Germantown, was invited to address the meeting, and prepared a paper for the purpose, which was approved by The Christian Science Board of Directors. The address was well received, and the speaker reports the following incidents which occurred at the meeting: "The main interest that was stirred up seemed to be in connection with the textbook. At the close of the hour two or three members of the class came forward to have a look at the book, and two of the boys in talking with me afterward walked out with me to the corner of the street, asking various questions about our church next door and seemed to be impressed with the dignity and growth of our movement."

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William R. Rathvon, C. S. B.
March 25, 1939

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