Christian Science And The Catholic Faith; Including A Brief Account Of New Thought And Other Modern Mental Healing Movements by Augustine Matthias Bellwald

Christian Science And The Catholic Faith; Including A Brief Account Of New Thought And Other Modern…

byAugustine Matthias Bellwald

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1922. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII ETHICS OF THE MODERN MIND-MOVEMENTS I The pragmatism of our days professes to put all things through the crucible of experience. It transfers to all fields of human life and endeavor the methods of research and experimentation which have proved so valuable in the laboratory. It has invaded the field of ethics and gives as the supreme norm of good and evil the rule that whatever works out well in practice, is true and good. Mrs. Eddy has appealed to this principle as the test of the truth of what she says. She points to the record of Christian Science at the sickbed, and boldly demands the application, in her case, of the Master's word: "By their fruits you shall know them." The opponents of Christian Science, on the other hand, accept the challenge, but apply the test not exclusively to the sickchamber, but to all the intellectual and moral aspects of this new religion. The pragmatism of the modern mind-healing places the emphasis on the wrong values of life. They assign to bodily health absolutely the highest place. They do not deny, they do even insist on, the necessity of a moral life, but their final aim and object is bodily health and bodily comfort, with the practice of certain virtues thrown in, as a necessary means towards this end. A palpable paradox stares us in the face; these systems deny the reality of disease, and yet, make the healing of disease their first and main concern. On almost every page of Science and Health reappears the ghost of illhealth to exorcize which ever remains the chief purpose of Christian Science. Another feature of these cults, to which a Christian will object, is the fact that they throw together in a common class evils which Christianity has constantly kept apart. Sickness and death belong together; b...

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Title:Christian Science And The Catholic Faith; Including A Brief Account Of New Thought And Other Modern…Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217812244

ISBN - 13:9780217812245

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