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Several architects were involved in the design of the buildings on the Christian Science Plaza. The Original Edifice of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, was completed in December 1894. Franklin Welch of Malden, Massachusetts, was the architect with a little...
Featured below, an article written by Library researcher Mike Davis for theChristian Science Sentinel, "Church that Embodies the Healing Christ Today."
Read about what seems to be a compilation of several different items.
To best answer this inquiry, we can point you toward an article in The Christian Science Journal that served as an introduction to a series of articles on theManual.
Article VIII, Section 15: “Church Organizations Ample” and Article VIII, Section 16, “Joining Another Society”
To best answer this inquiry, we can point you towards an article in The Christian Science Journal that discusses the balance between Christian Scientists' duties to the Church and their participation in other organizations.
To best answer this inquiry, we can point you toward an article in The Christian Science Journal that examines the origin of this provision and its historical context at the turn of the last century.
To best answer this inquiry, we can point you toward an article in The Christian Science Journal that highlights sections of the Manual that speak to Eddy's continuing role in Christian Science.
To best answer this question, we can point you toward an article in The Christian Science Journal published during the Library's exhibition, Private Carriage, Public Journey.
We are often asked about the poem Mary Baker Eddy quotes on page 7 in her sermon The People’s Idea of God. The poem was apparently first published in the periodical Missionary Herald in 1851 under the title “A Beautiful Thought,” at which time the byline appeared as...
The question “What is the scientific statement of being?” is found in the chapter “Recapitulation” in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy (page 468 in current editions). This statement is also read as part of every Christian Science Sunday...
Here’s the story leading up to Mary Baker Eddy’s instruction on illegal adoption in the “Manual of The Mother Church.”
Mary Baker Eddy first considered using marginal headings in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures in 1889, and the 50th edition of the book (published in 1891) was the first to contain them.
The first documented use of this term is found in notes from March 5, 1889, taken by Joshua Bailey during one of Mary Baker Eddy’s classes in Christian Science healing.
The 1982 film Missing shares the true story of the disappearance of Charles Horman in Chile. Horman was a freelance journalist, whose writing credits include The Christian Science Monitor, and who was raised in Christian Science.
Even though Eddy doesn’t fit her era’s image of an environmentalist, she still cared deeply for the environment. She loved animals and nature, and believed that the beauty of the natural world was a reflection of the beauty and majesty of God.