Letters to the Press

The Arizona Daily Star

From Christian Science Committees on Publication

The Arizona Daily Star Tucson, Arizona

The article ... about the activities of [a minister] was interesting and for the most part informative. However, [there were] two inaccuracies ... about Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science.

The first refers to Mary Baker Eddy as a spiritualist. On page 71 of the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, written by Mrs. Eddy, she makes this positive statement, "I never could believe in spiritualism."

The second is a reference to Christian Science as one of the "New Thought groups." While Christian Science does use prayer to heal, Christian Science, discovered by Mary Baker Eddy in 1866, predated the New Thought groups by some 30 to 35 years.

Paul D. Hutchins
Committee on Publication

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April 2, 1977

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