CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SENTINEL

1898—A Hundred Years of Watching and Holding Guard—1998

Almost eighty years ago, as 1918 drew to a close, the Christian Science Sentinel was speaking to a world just beginning to recover from the devastation of World War I. For many, the next years would bring economic growth, but the 1930s would also usher in the great Depression in the United States. Throughout the world, these years had been marked by distrust and suspicion among nations and a growing isolationism.

All during this period, the Sentinel was keenly watching world thought. It was still delivering its message as a 9½-by-13-inch broadsheet, not too different in appearance from what was published thirty years before. Here is a sample from the February 27, 1932, issue in the "Signs of the Times" column:

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