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The Significance of the Lord’s Prayer to Christian Scientists
To best answer this question, we can point you toward an article in the Christian Science Journal that describes Mary Baker Eddy's relationship with this particular prayer.
The Role of Readers in Christian Science Church Services
To best answer this question, we can point you toward an article in The Christian Science Journal that examines Articles of the Manual of The Mother Church that pertain to the role of Church Readers.
How did Christian Science teaching become formalized?
To best answer this question, we can point you toward an article in The Christian Science Journal that describes the evolution of Christian Science healing. It was part of a series giving context to the Church Manual.
The Publication of Eddy’s Poem, “The Old Man of the Mountain”
Mary Baker Eddy’s poem “The Old Man of the Mountain” was first published in The Floral Wreath, and Ladies' Monthly Magazine, July, 1844. The author is listed as “Mrs. G. W. Glover”—Mary Baker Eddy was married to George Washington Glover until his death in 1844. Along...
The Evolution of the Tenets of Christian Science
In the chapter titled “Recapitulation” in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy asks and answers a series of questions as she offers a summary of her theology. Page 497 of this chapter includes the following: Question. — Have Christian...
The Use of Bible Reference Books by Mary Baker Eddy
Mary Baker Eddy was deeply interested in Bible research and consulted numerous reference works on the Scriptures—here are some references she used.
Bible Translations Used by Mary Baker Eddy
Mary Baker Eddy quoted several Bible translations in her published works. She was also deeply interested in scriptural research and consulted numerous reference works on the Bible. See below for a list of the translations that she quotes, as well as books that were in...
The Christian Science Monitor in early photographs
Mary Baker Eddy founded “The Christian Science Monitor” in 1908 with the objective “to injure no man, but to bless all mankind.”
Did Mary Baker Eddy allow students to take notes in her classes?
Learn why she was not in favor of the practice.
What is the background to the chapter titled “Fruitage” in “Science and Health”?
This section contains testimonials from 84 readers of the book.
Did Mary Baker Eddy treat Sunday like any other day?
The answer is yes … and no.
Can you give some background on the Ark Edition of “Science and Health”?
It was an early revision of the Christian Science textbook.
Have Christian Science churches ever had choirs?
The answer is yes. Here’s the story.