Our Periodicals

The Mother Church lives in the affections of its members. There, too, live its periodicals. How vitally important the periodicals are to the purposes of our movement is shown by our great Leader, who, at possibly one of the busiest periods of her busy life, took upon herself for several years the exacting duties of sole editor and publisher of The Christian Science Journal. It was she who broke the ground and planted the roots.

Her letters to the early editors impress on them and their successors, in no uncertain terms, the necessity for making the periodicals refreshing, inspiring, and scientifically correct in their every statement of Christian Science. She once humorously observed in one of her inimitable phrases that we should watch not to let "paralytic piety.... puttyize our periodicals." (From the Historical Files of The Mother Church—Mrs. Eddy's comment on editorial in Sentinel of September 21, 1899.)

Literature Activities of The Mother Church
July 17, 1943

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