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Reporter (Lebanon, Ind.)

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1          [The Reporter, Lebanon, Ind., January 18, 1895]

         [Extract]

3          DISCOVERED CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

         REMARKABLE CAREER OF REV. MARY BAKER EDDY, WHO HAS

             OVER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND FOLLOWERS

6      Rev. Mary Baker Eddy, Discoverer and Founder of

         Christian Science, author of its textbook, “Science and

         Health with Key to the Scriptures,” president of the Mas-

9      sachusetts Metaphysical College, and first pastor of the

         Christian Science denomination, is without doubt one of

         the most remarkable women in America. She has within a

12    few years founded a sect that has over one hundred thou-

         sand converts, and very recently saw completed in Boston,

         as a testimonial to her labors, a handsome fire-proof church

15    that cost two hundred and fifty thousand dollars and was

         paid for by Christian Scientists all over the country.

         Mrs. Eddy asserts that in 1866 she became certain that

18    “all causation was Mind, and every effect a mental phe-

         nomenon.” Taking her text from the Bible, she endeav-

         ored in vain to find the great curative Principle — the Deity

21    — in philosophy and schools of medicine, and she con-

         cluded that the way of salvation demonstrated by Jesus

         was the power of Truth over all error, sin, sickness, and

24    death. Thus originated the divine or spiritual Science of

         Mind-healing, which she termed Christian Science. She

         has a palatial home in Boston and a country-seat in

27    Concord, N. H. The Christian Science Church has a


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1      membership of four thousand, and eight hundred of the

         members are Bostonians.




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