The Authorship of “The Secret”

September 14, 2012

This piece, sometimes called “Demonstration,” begins,

I have learned a great secret, for I have learned how to demonstrate.

The piece has been attributed to Eddy, Irving Tomlinson (one of her secretaries), prominent early Christian Science teacher Bicknell Young, and several other early Christian Scientists, but there is nothing in our files that confirms this. In fact, our records do not indicate who the writer was, or, for that matter, when it was written.

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