Christian Science; The Faith And Founder

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byLyman Pierson Powell

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...revealed through the ambiguous pages of Science and Health. What Ancrum says to David Grieve, after his return from the far country, of defiance of conventions, can as well be said to-day to those who without a critical study of its philosophy build their house upon the sand of Christian Science: All these centuries the human animal has fought with the human soul. And step by step the soul has registered her victories. She has won them only by feeling for the law and finding it--uncovering, bringing into light, the firm rocks beneath her feet. And on these rocks she rears her landmarks--marriage, the family, the State, the Church. Neglect them, and you sink into the quagmire from which the soul of the race has been for generations struggling to save you. Dispute them! overthrow them,--yes, if you can! You have about as much chance with them as you have with the other facts and laws amid which you live--physical or chemical or biological.21 Along the way of evolution then, I draw to my indictment of Christian Science as a system of philosophy. I charge it with being nothing less than philosophical anarchy concealed beneath confusedness of thought and ambiguity of words. I charge it with proposing to the world a strange theory of life which, if lived up to, would break with the past in thought and action, disintegrate institutions built up at cost incredible of life and limb, and substitute for the order that has been secured in government, industry, morals, and religion, a state in which every man would do what seemed right in his own sight, wilfully regardless of the world experience, and what we have gained in ages past would, therefore, all be lost.22 Is my indictment too severe? Think clearly. If Mrs. Eddy's theory that there is no...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...revealed through the ambiguous pages of Science and Health. What Ancrum says to David Grieve, after his return ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217189520

ISBN - 13:9780217189521

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