The following was written in support of Church Alive, a focus of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, that explores the meaning and possibilities of awakening to the spiritual basis and impact of Church. 

Your questions about church

RESPONSE 1: GIULIA NESI

Your question surely is an understandable one. At first glance, there do seem to be similarities between these different movements. We know that Ernest Holmes, the founder of the Church of Religious Science and author of The Science of Mind, was greatly influenced by Christian Science, having studied with a former student of Mary Baker Eddy’s, Emma Curtis Hopkins. Other New Thought leaders also had some experience and exposure to the teachings of Christian Science before founding their own religions. Today, while there isn’t a formal association between these movements, efforts are being made by individuals and communities to build bridges between them. And when possible, it certainly seems right that these efforts continue to grow.

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