Christian Science History: A Statement of Facts Relating to the Authorship of the Christian Science Text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," (Google eBook)

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Christian science publishing society, 1899 - Christian Science - 44 pages
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Page 18 - I replied that I could only answer him in the words of the Psalmist: "Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts; and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Page 33 - ... of the general appearance, height, and complexion of the individual, and the nature of the case: it was not at all metaphysical or scientific; and from his remarks I inferred that his writings usually ran in the vein of thought presented by these. He was neither a scholar nor a metaphysician. I never heard him say that matter was not as real as Mind, or that electricity was not as potential or remedial, or allude to God as the divine Principle of all healing. He certainly had advanced views of...
Page 33 - Homeopathy, thence to a mental standpoint not understood, and with phenomenally good results;1 meanwhile, assiduously pondering the solution of this great question : Is it matter, or is it Mind, that heals the sick? It was after Mr. Quimby's death, that I discovered, in 1866, the momentous facts relating to Mind and its superiority over matter, and named my discovery Christian Science. Yet, there remained the difficulty of adjusting in the scale of Science a metaphysical prac1 See SCIENCE AND HEALTH,...
Page 18 - Jehovah merciless towards unbelievers; and of these things he now spoke, hoping to win me from dreaded heresy. My mother, as she bathed my burning temples, bade me lean on God's love, which would give me rest, if I went to Him in prayer, as I was wont to do, seeking His guidance. I prayed; and a soft glow of ineffable joy came over me. The fever was gone, and I rose and dressed myself, in a normal condition of health. Mother saw this, and was glad. The physician marveled; and the horrible decree...
Page 18 - ... be saved, if my brothers and sisters were to be numbered among those who were doomed to perpetual banishment from God. So perturbed was I by the thoughts aroused by this erroneous doctrine, that the family doctor was summoned, and pronounced me stricken with fever. My father's relentless theology emphasized belief in a final Judgment Day, in the danger of endless punishment, and in a Jehovah merciless towards unbelievers; and of these things he now spoke, hoping to win me from dreaded heresy.
Page 35 - ... till one day I declared to him that back of his magnetic treatment and manipulation of patients, there was a science, and it was the science of mind, which had nothing to do with matter, electricity, or physics. After this I noticed he used that word, as well as other terms which I employed that seemed at first new to him. He even acknowledged this himself, and startled me by saying what I cannot forget it was this: "I see now what you mean, and I see that I am John, and that you are...
Page 35 - I said to him, and which I, at his request, had added to his copy when I corrected it. In his conversations with me and in his scribblings, the word science was not used at all, till one day I declared to him that back of his magnetic treatment and manipulation of patients, there was a science, and it was the science of mind, which had nothing to do with matter, electricity, or physics.
Page 8 - MARY BAKER EDDY: DISCOVERER AND FOUNDER OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE: AUTHOR OF ITS TEXT-BOOK, SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES: PRESIDENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS METAPHYSICAL COLLEGE, AND THE FIRST PASTOR OF THIS DENOMINATION.
Page 33 - Homeopathy, it never occurred to the author to learn his practice, but she did ask him how manipulation could benefit the sick. He answered kindly and squarely, in substance, " Because it conveys electricity to them.
Page 38 - Whoever in any ?ge expresses most of the spirit of Truth and Love, the Principle of God's idea, has most of the spirit of Christ, of that Mind which was in Christ Jesus. If Christian Scientists find in my writings, teachings^ and example a greater degree of this spirit than in others, they can justly declare it. But to think or speak of me in any manner as a Christ is sacrilegious.

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