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What are the “blue book” and the “red book”?

These two books are compilations of material initially published by Gilbert Carpenter and his son, Gilbert Carpenter, Jr. in the late 1930s. The elder Carpenter served as a secretary from April 1905 to April 1906 in Mary Baker Eddy’s household. Over the years the...

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The “Great Litigation”

The litigation consisted of two lawsuits: Eustace vs. Dickey, and Dittemore vs. Dickey. The first lawsuit was between the Trustees of The Christian Science Publishing Society and the Christian Science Board of Directors; the second was between John V. Dittemore, a...

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Christian Science Reading Rooms 1887–1910

(Updated January 2019)The beginnings of Christian Science Reading Rooms can be dated to January 1887. According to a later article in The Christian Science Journal, in that month the “Free Dispensary of Christian Science Healing” opened in Boston, possibly...

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Elvis Presley and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

The Library’s Research staff had heard this rumor over the years but like many rumors that come to us for authentication, we’d found no concrete evidence one way or another. Then, in the November 17, 2008, issue of The New Yorker, an article reviewed the work of the...

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