(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Children's Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "Rudimental divine science"







3m 

■■'"■'-' 



m 



wSBm 



hhRB 

'■'■•'■'■'. SHE ' ':'?■». .' '. rlfi&m 




gnp 

■ .;' : iQGBv! . M,\. •;.. 

ItTHMBUBBrSi 

■ 
HuHBl 



:RL'.:i 



8» 



IB 




tZ/re^e/t/ec/ytc^ 



Library of Congress 
Washington D. C 




(■lass /' 

Book 2JL 



PRESENTED l]Y 



RUDIMENTAL DIVINE 
SCIENCE 



RUDIMENTAL 
DIVINE SCIENCE 

BY 

MARY BAKER EDDY 

AUTHOR OF SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO 
THE SCRIPTURES 



BOSTON, U.S.A. 
Published by Allison V. Stewart 

for the trustees under the will of mary baker g. edey 

Falmouth and St. Paul Streets 

1917 



'•-. 



, V 



Authorized Literature of 

The First Church of Christ, Scientist 

in Boston, Massachusetts 



m 



Copyright, 1891, 1908 
By Mary Baker G. Eddy 



All rights reserved 



THIS LITTLE BOOK 

IS 

TENDERLY AND RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED 

TO ALL 

LOYAL STUDENTS, WORKING AND WAITING 

FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE 

SCIENCE OF MIND-HEALING 

MARY BAKER EDDY 



CONTENTS 

PAGE 

Definition of Christian Science ...... I 

Principle of Christian Science I 

Personality of God ........... i 

Healing Sickness and Sin . . . 2 

Individuality of God 3 

Material and Spiritual Science 4 

Non-existence of Matter 4 

Materiality Intangible 6 

Basis of Mind-healing ...... . . . . 6 

Material and Spiritual Man ....... 7 

Demonstration in Healing . • 8 

Means and Methods 13 

Only One School 16 



EUDIMENTAL DIVINE 

SCIENCE 

How would you define Christian Science? 

A S the law of God, the law of good, interpreting and 
-*■*- demonstrating the divine Principle and rule of 
universal harmony. 

What is the Principle of Christian Science? 

It is God, the Supreme Being, infinite and immortal 
Mind, the Soul of man and the universe. It is our Father 
which is in heaven. It is substance, Spirit, Life, Truth, 
and Love, — these are the deific Principle. 

Do you mean by this that God is a person ? 

The word person affords a large margin for misappre- 
hension, as well as definition. In French the equivalent 
word is personne. In Spanish, Italian, and Latin, it is 
persona. The Latin verb per sonar e is compounded of 
the prefix per (through) and sonafe (to sound). 

In law, Blackstone applies the word personal to bodily 
presence, in distinction from one's appearance (in court, 
for example) by deputy or proxy. 

1 



2 RUDIMENTAL DIVINE SCIENCE 

Other definitions of person, as given by Webster, are 
"a living soul; a self-conscious being; a moral agent; 
especially, a living human being, a corporeal man, woman, 
or child; an individual of the human race." He adds, 
that among Trinitarian Christians the word stands for one 
of the three subjects, or agents, constituting the Godhead. 

In Christian Science we learn that God is definitely indi- 
vidual, and not a person, as that word is used by the best 
authorities, if our lexicographers are right in defining 
person as especially a finite human being; but God is 
personal, if by person is meant infinite Spirit. 

We do not conceive rightly of God, if we think of Him 
as less than infinite. The human person is finite; and 
therefore I prefer to retain the proper sense of Deity by 
using the phrase an individual God, rather than a per- 
sonal God; for there is and can be but one infinite indi- 
vidual Spirit, whom mortals have named God. 

Science defines the individuality of God as supreme 
good, Life, Truth, Love. This term enlarges our sense 
of Deity, takes away the trammels assigned to God by 
finite thought, and introduces us to higher definitions. 

Is healing the sick the whole of Science f 

Healing physical sickness is the smallest part of Chris- 
tian Science. It is only the bugle-call to thought and 
action, in the higher range of infinite goodness. The 
emphatic purpose of Christian Science is the healing of 
sin; and this task, sometimes, may be harder than the 



RUDIMENTAL DIVINE SCIENCE 3 

cure of disease; because, while mortals love to sin, they 
do not love to be sick. Hence their comparative acqui- 
escence in your endeavors to heal them of bodily ills, and 
their obstinate resistance to all efforts to save them from 
sin through Christ, spiritual Truth and Love, which 
redeem them, and become their Saviour, through the 
flesh, from the flesh, — the material world and evil. 

This Life, Truth, and Love — this trinity of good — was 
individualized, to the perception of mortal sense, in the 
man Jesus. His history is emphatic in our hearts, and it 
lives more because of his spiritual than his physical healing. 
His example is, to Christian Scientists, what the models 
of the masters in music and painting are to artists. 

Genuine Christian Scientists will no more deviate mor- 
ally from that divine digest of Science called the Sermon 
on the Mount, than they will manipulate invalids, prescribe 
drugs, or deny God. Jesus' healing was spiritual in its 
nature, method, and design. He wrought the cure of 
disease through the divine Mind, which gives all true 
volition, impulse, and action; and destroys the mental 
error made manifest physically, and establishes the oppo- 
site manifestation of Truth upon the body in harmony 
and health. 

By the individuality of God, do you mean that God has 
a finite form f 

No. I mean the infinite and divine Principle of all 
being, the ever-present I am, filling all space, including 



4 RUDIMENTAL DIVINE SCIENCE 

in itself all Mind, the one Father-Mother God. Life, 
Truth, and Love are this trinity in unity, and their uni- 
verse is spiritual, peopled with perfect beings, harmonious 
and eternal, of which our material universe and men are 
the counterfeits. 

Is God the Principle of all science, or only of Divine or 
Christian Science? 

Science is Mind manifested. It is not material; neither 
is it of human origin. 

All true Science represents a moral and spiritual force, 
which holds the earth in its orbit. This force is Spirit, 
that can "bind the sweet influences of the Pleiades," and 
"loose the bands of Orion. " 

There is no material science, if by that term you mean 
material intelligence. God is infinite Mind, hence there 
is no other Mind. Good is Mind, but evil is not Mind. 
Good is not in evil, but in God only. Spirit is not in matter, 
but in Spirit only. Law is not in matter, but in Mind only. 

Is there no matter? 

All is Mind. According to the Scriptures and Christian 
Science, all is God, and there is naught beside Him. " God 
is Spirit;" and we can only learn and love Him through 
His spirit, which brings out the fruits of Spirit and ex- 
tinguishes forever the works of darkness by His marvel- 
lous light. 

The five material senses testify to the existence of 



RUDIMENTAL DIVINE SCIENCE 5 

matter. The spiritual senses afford no such evidence, 
but deny the testimony of the material senses. Which 
testimony is correct? The Bible says: "Let God be 
true, and every man a liar." If, as the Scriptures imply, 
God is All-in-all, then all must be Mind, since God is 
Mind. Therefore in divine Science there is no material 
mortal man, for man is spiritual and eternal, he being 
made in the image of Spirit, or God. 

There is no material sense. Matter is inert, inanimate, 
and sensationless, — considered apart from Mind. Lives 
there a man who has ever found Soul in the body or in 
matter, who has ever seen spiritual substance with the 
eye, who has found sight in matter, hearing in the material 
ear, or intelligence in non-intelligence? If there is any 
such thing as matter, it must be either mind which is 
called matter, or matter without Mind. 

Matter without Mind is a moral impossibility. Mind 
in matter is pantheism. Soul is the only real conscious- 
ness which cognizes being. The body does not see, hear, 
smell, or taste. Human belief says that it does; but 
destroy this belief of seeing with the eye, and we could 
not see materially; and so it is with each of the physical 
senses. 

Accepting the verdict of these material senses, we should 
believe man and the universe to be the football of chance 
and sinking into oblivion. Destroy the five senses as 
organized matter, and you must either become non-exist- 
ent, or exist in Mind only; and this latter conclusion is 



6 RUDIMENTAL DIVINE SCIENCE 

the simple solution of the problem of being, and leads to 
the equal inference that there is no matter. 

The sweet sounds and glories of earth and shy, assum- 
ing manifold forms and colors, — are they not tangible and 
material? 

As Mind they are real, but not as matter. All beauty 
and goodness are in and of Mind, emanating from God; 
but when we change the nature of beauty and goodness 
from Mind to matter, the beauty is marred, through a 
false conception, and, to the material senses, evil takes 
the place of good. 

Has not the truth in Christian Science met a response 
from Prof. S. P. Langley, the young American astronomer ? 
He says that "color is in us," not "in the rose;" and he 
adds that this is not "any metaphysical subtlety," but a 
fact "almost universally accepted, within the last few 
years, by physicists." 

Is not the basis of Mind-healing a destruction of the evi- 
dence of the material senses, and restoration of the true 
evidence of spiritual sense f 

It is, so far as you perceive and understand this predi- 
cate and postulate of Mind-healing; but the Science of 
Mind-healing is best understood in practical demonstra- 
tion. The proof of what you apprehend, in the simplest 
definite and absolute form of healing, can alone answer 
this question of how much you understand of Christian 



RUDIMENTAL DIVINE SCIENCE 7 

Science Mind-healing. Not that all healing is Science, 
by any means; but that the simplest case, healed in Science, 
is as demonstrably scientific, in a small degree, as the most 
difficult case so treated. 

The infinite and subtler conceptions and consistencies 
of Christian Science are set forth in my work Science and 
Health. 

Is man material or spiritual? 

In Science, man is the manifest reflection of God, per- 
fect and immortal Mind. He is the likeness of God; and 
His likeness would be lost if inverted or perverted. 

According to the evidence of the so-called physical 
senses, man is material, fallen, sick, depraved, mortal. 
Science and spiritual sense contradict this, and they afford 
the only true evidence of the being of God, and man, the 
material evidence being wholly false. 

Jesus said of personal evil, that "the truth abode not 
in him, ,, because there is no material sense. Matter, as 
matter, has neither sensation nor personal intelligence. 
As a pretension to be Mind, matter is a lie, and "the 
father of lies;" Mind is not in matter, and Spirit cannot 
originate its opposite, named matter. 

According to divine Science, Spirit no more changes its 
species, by evolving matter from Spirit, than natural 
science, so-called, or material laws, bring about altera- 
tion of species by transforming minerals into vegetables 
or plants into animals, — thus confusing and confounding 



8 RUDIMENTAL DIVINE SCIENCE 

the three great kingdoms. No rock brings forth an apple; 
no pine-tree produces a mammal or provides breast-milk 
for babes. 

To sense, the lion of to-day is the lion of six thousand 
years ago; but in Science, Spirit sends forth its own harm- 
less likeness. 

How should I undertake to demonstrate Christian Science 
in healing the sick? 

As I have given you only an epitome of the Principle, 
so I can give you here nothing but an outline of the prac- 
tice. Be honest, be true to thyself, and true to others; 
then it follows thou wilt be strong in God, the eternal 
good. Heal through Truth and Love; there is no other 
healer. 

In all moral revolutions, from a lower to a higher con- 
dition of thought and action, Truth is in the minority and 
error has the majority. It is not otherwise in the field 
of Mind-healing. The man who calls himself a Christian 
Scientist, yet is false to God and man, is also uttering 
falsehood about good. This falsity shuts against him the 
Truth and the Principle of Science, but opens a way 
whereby, through will-power, sense may say the unchris- 
tian practitioner can heal ; but Science shows that he makes 
morally worse the invalid whom he is supposed to cure. 

By this I mean that mortal mind should not be falsely 
impregnated. If by such lower means the health is seem- 
ingly restored, the restoration is not lasting, and the patient 



RUDIMENTAL DIVINE SCIENCE 9 

is liable to a relapse, — "The last state of that man is 
worse than the first." 

The teacher of Mind-healing who is not a Christian, 
in the highest sense, is constantly sowing the seeds of 
discord and disease. Even the truth he speaks is more 
or less blended with error; and this error will spring up 
in the mind of his pupil. The pupil's imperfect knowl- 
edge will lead to weakness in practice, and he will be a 
poor practitioner, if not a malpractitioner. 

The basis of malpractice is in erring human will, and 
this will is an outcome of what I call mortal mind, — a 
false and temporal sense of Truth, Life, and Love. To 
heal, in Christian Science, is to base your practice on 
immortal Mind, the divine Principle of man's being; and 
this requires a preparation of the heart and an answer 
of the lips from the Lord. 

The Science of healing is the Truth of healing. If 
one is untruthful, his mental state weighs against his 
healing power; and similar effects come from pride, 
envy, lust, and all fleshly vices. 

The spiritual power of a scientific, right thought, with- 
out a direct effort, an audible or even a mental argument, 
has oftentimes healed inveterate diseases. 

The thoughts of the practitioner should be imbued with 
a clear conviction of the omnipotence and omnipresence 
of God; that He is All, and that there can be none beside 
Him; that God is good, and the producer only of good; 
and hence, that whatever militates against health, har- 



10 RUDIMENTAL DIVINE SCIENCE 

mony, or holiness, is an unjust usurper of the throne of 
the controller of all mankind. Note this, that if you have 
power in error, you forfeit the power that Truth bestows, 
and its salutary influence on yourself and others. 

You must feel and know that God alone governs man; 
that His government is harmonious; that He is too pure 
to behold iniquity, and divides His power with nothing 
evil or material; that material laws are only human be- 
liefs, which govern mortals wrongfully. These beliefs arise 
from the subjective states of thought, producing the be- 
liefs of a mortal material universe, — so-called, and of 
material disease and mortality. Mortal ills are but errors 
of thought, — diseases of mortal mind, and not of matter; 
for matter cannot feel, see, or report pain or disease. 

Disease is a thing of thought manifested on the body; 
and fear is the procurator of the thought which causes 
sickness and suffering. Remove this fear by the true 
sense that God is Love, — and that Love punishes nothing 
but sin, — and the patient can then look up to the loving 
God, and know that He afflicteth not willingly the children 
of men, who are punished because of disobedience to His 
spiritual law. His law of Truth, when obeyed, removes 
every erroneous physical and mental state. The belief 
that matter can master Mind, and make you ill, is an 
error which Truth will destroy. 

You must learn to acknowledge God in all His ways. 
It is only a lack of understanding of the allness of God, 
which leads you to believe in the existence of matter, or 



RUDIMENTAL DIVINE SCIENCE 11 

that matter can frame its own conditions, contrary to the 
law of Spirit. 

Sickness is the schoolmaster, leading you to Christ; 
first to faith in Christ; next to belief in God as omnipo- 
tent; and finally to the understanding of God and man 
in Christian Science, whereby you learn that God is good, 
and in Science man is His likeness, the forever reflection of 
goodness. Therefore good is one and All. 

This brings forward the next proposition in Christian 
Science, — namely, that there are no sickness, sin, and 
death in the divine Mind. What seem to be disease, vice, 
and mortality are illusions of the physical senses. These 
illusions are not real, but unreal. Health is the conscious- 
ness of the unreality of pain and disease; or, rather, the 
absolute consciousness of harmony and of nothing else. 
In a moment you may awake from a night-dream; just 
so you can awake from the dream of sickness; but the 
demonstration of the Science of Mind-healing by no means 
rests on the strength of human belief. This demonstra- 
tion is based on a true understanding of God and divine 
Science, which takes away every human belief, and, 
through the illumination of spiritual understanding, re- 
veals the all-power and ever-presence of good, whence 
emanate health, harmony, and Life eternal. 

The lecturer, teacher, or healer who is indeed a Christian 
Scientist, never introduces the subject of human anatomy; 
never depicts the muscular, vascular, or nervous opera- 
tions of the human frame. He never talks about the 



12 RUDIMENTAL DIVINE SCIENCE 

structure of the material body. He never lays his hands 
on the patient, nor manipulates the parts of the body sup- 
posed to be ailing. Above all, he keeps unbroken the Ten 
Commandments, and practises Christ's Sermon on the 
Mount. 

Wrong thoughts and methods strengthen the sense of 
disease, instead of cure it; or else quiet the fear of the 
sick on false grounds, encouraging them in the belief of 
error until they hold stronger than before the belief that 
they are first made sick by matter, and then restored 
through its agency. This fosters infidelity, and is mental 
quackery, that denies the Principle of Mind-healing. If 
the sick are aided in this mistaken fashion, their ailments 
will return, and be more stubborn because the relief is 
unchristian and unscientific. 

Christian Science erases from the minds of invalids 
their mistaken belief that they live in or because of matter, 
or that a so-called material organism controls the health 
or existence of mankind, and induces rest in God, divine 
Love, as caring for all the conditions requisite for the well- 
being of man. As power divine is the healer, why should 
mortals concern themselves with the chemistry of food? 
Jesus said: "Take no thought what ye shall eat." 

The practitioner should also endeavor to free the minds 
of the healthy from any sense of subordination to their 
bodies, and teach them that the divine Mind, not material 
law, maintains human health and life. 

A Christian Scientist knows that, in Science, disease 



RUDIMENTAL DIVINE SCIENCE 13 

is unreal; that Mind is not in matter; that Life is God, 
good; hence Life is not functional, and is neither matter 
nor mortal mind; knows that pantheism and theosophy 
are not Science. Whatever saps, with human belief, 
this basis of Christian Science, renders it impossible to 
demonstrate the Principle of this Science, even in the 
smallest degree. 

A mortal and material body is not the actual individuality 
of man made in the divine and spiritual image of God. 
The material body is not the likeness of Spirit; hence it 
is not the truth of being, but the likeness of error — the 
human belief which saith there is more than one God, — 
there is more than one Life and one Mind. 

In Deuteronomy (iv. 35) we read: "The Lord, He is 
God; there is none else beside Him." In John (iv. 24) 
we may read: "God is Spirit." These propositions, un- 
derstood in their Science, elucidate my meaning. 

When treating a patient, it is not Science to treat every 
organ in the body. To aver that harmony is the real and 
discord is the unreal, and then give special attention to 
what according to their own belief is diseased, is scientific; 
and if the healer realizes the truth, it will free his patient. 

What are the means and methods of trustworthy Christian 
Scientists f 

These people should not be expected, more than others, 
to give all their time to Christian Science work, receiving 
no wages in return, but left to be fed, clothed, and sheltered 



14 RUDIMENTAL DIVINE SCIENCE 

by charity. Neither can they serve two masters, giving 
only a portion of their time to God, and still be Christian 
Scientists. They must give Him all their services, and 
"owe no man." To do this, they must at present ask a 
suitable price for their services, and then conscientiously 
earn their wages, strictly practising Divine Science, and 
healing the sick. 

The author never sought charitable support, but gave 
fully seven-eighths of her time without remuneration, ex- 
cept the bliss of doing good. The only pay taken for her 
labors was from classes, and often those were put off for 
months, in order to do gratuitous work. She has never 
taught a Primary class without several, and sometimes 
seventeen, free students in it; and has endeavored to take 
the full price of tuition only from those who were able to 
pay. The student who pays must of necessity do better 
than he who does not pay, and yet will expect and require 
others to pay him. No discount on tuition was made on 
higher classes, because their first classes furnished students 
with the means of paying for their tuition in the higher 
instruction, and of doing charity work besides. If the 
Primary students are still impecunious, it is their own 
fault, and this ill-success of itself leaves them unprepared 
to enter higher classes. 

People are being healed by means of my instructions, 
both in and out of class. Many students, who have 
passed through a regular course of instruction from me, 
have been invalids and were healed in the class; but ex- 



RUDIMENTAL DIVINE SCIENCE 15 

perience has shown that this defrauds the scholar, though 
it heals the sick. 

It is seldom that a student, if healed in a class, has left 
it understanding sufficiently the Science of healing to im- 
mediately enter upon its practice. Why? Because the 
glad surprise of suddenly regained health is a shock to 
the mind; and this holds and satisfies the thought with 
exuberant joy. 

This renders the mind less inquisitive, plastic, and tract- 
able; and deep systematic thinking is impracticable until 
this impulse subsides. 

This was the principal reason for advising diseased 
people not to enter a class. Few were taken besides inva- 
lids for students, until there were enough practitioners to 
fill in the best possible manner the department of healing. 
Teaching and healing should have separate departments, 
and these should be fortified on all sides with suitable and 
thorough guardianship and grace. 

Only a very limited number of students can advanta- 
geously enter a class, grapple with this subject, and well 
assimilate what has been taught them. It is impossible 
to teach thorough Christian Science to promiscuous and 
large assemblies, or to persons who cannot be addressed 
individually, so that the mind of the pupil may be dissected 
more critically than the body of a subject laid bare for 
anatomical examination. Public lectures cannot be such 
lessons in Christian Science as are required to empty and 
to fill anew the individual mind. 



16 RUDIMENTAL DIVINE SCIENCE 

If publicity and material control are the motives for 
teaching, then public lectures can take the place of private 
lessons; but the former can never give a thorough knowledge 
of Christian Science, and a Christian Scientist will never 
undertake to fit students for practice by such means. Lec- 
tures in public are needed, but they must be subordinate 
to thorough class instruction in any branch of education. 

None with an imperfect sense of the spiritual significa- 
tion of the Bible, and its scientific relation to Mind- 
healing, should attempt overmuch in their translation of 
the Scriptures into the "new tongue;" but I see that 
some novices, in the truth of Science, and some impostors 
are committing this error. 

Is there more than one school of scientific healing ? 

In reality there is, and can be, but one school of the 
Science of Mind-healing. Any departure from Science is 
an irreparable loss of Science. Whatever is said and 
written correctly on this Science originates from the Princi- 
ple and practice laid down in Science and Health, a work 
which I published in 1875. This was the first book, re- 
corded in history, which elucidates a pathological Science 
purely mental. 

Minor shades of difference in Mind-healing have origi- 
nated with certain opposing factions, springing up among 
unchristian students, who, fusing with a class of aspirants 
which snatch at whatever is progressive, call it their first- 
fruits, or else post mortem evidence. 



RUDIMENTAL DIVINE SCIENCE 17 

A slight divergence is fatal in Science. Like certain 
Jews whom St. Paul had hoped to convert from mere 
motives of self-aggrandizement to the love of Christ, these 
so-called schools are clogging the wheels of progress by 
blinding the people to the true character of Christian 
Science, — its moral power, and its divine efficacy to 
heal. 

The true understanding of Christian Science Mind- 
healing never originated in pride, rivalry, or the deification 
of self. The Discoverer of this Science could tell you of 
timidity, of self-distrust, of f riendlessness, toil, agonies, and 
victories under which she needed miraculous vision to 
sustain her, when taking the first footsteps in this 
Science. 

The ways of Christianity have not changed. Meek- 
ness, selflessness, and love are the paths of His testimony 
and the footsteps of His flock. 



The University Press, Cambridge, U. S. A. 



WORKS ON CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 

WRITTEN BY MARY BAKER EDDY 



SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE 
SCRIPTURES 

In one volume, 700 pages. The original, standard, and only text- 
book on Christian Science Mind-healing. Cloth, one to eleven 
copies inclusive (cloth only), each $3. 00 ; twelve or more, each 
$2.75. Full leather, stiff, beveled boards, gilt edges, same paper 
as in cloth binding, single copy $4.00 ; twelve or more, each 
$3.75. Morocco, limp, round corners, gilt edges, Oxford India 
Bible paper, convenient for pocket, single copy $5.00; twelve 
or more, each $4.75. Levant, divinity circuit, leather lined to 
edge, round corners, gilt edges, silk sewed, heavy Oxford India 
Bible paper (wide margins, large-sized book), single copy 
$6.00 ; twelve or more, each $5.75. 

Large Type Edition. Designed especially for the use of first readers. 
Large type (18-point) on Oxford India Bible paper, bound in 
leather. Size 10% inches long by 8 inches wide. Single copy 
$7.50, with a discount of 25 cents each when included in an order 
for twelve or more copies of Science and Health, and in any or 
all of the different bindings. 

German Translation. Cloth, one to five copies inclusive, each $3.50 ; 
six or more, each $3.25. Pocket edition, printed on Oxford 
India Bible paper. Morocco, one to five copies inclusive, each 
$5.50 ; six or more, each $5.25. Orders for the German trans- 
lation in lots of six or more may include both bindings. 

Orders for Science and Health in lots of twelve or more at 
quantity prices may include both English and German editions, 
and different styles of binding. 

MISCELLANEOUS WRITINGS 

A book of 471 pages, containing articles published in The Christian 
Science Journal from 1883 to 1896, with revisions and additions. 
Cloth, single copy $2.25 ; twelve or more, each $2.00. Morocco, 
limp, round corners, gilt edges, Oxford India Bible paper, 
convenient for pocket, single copy $4.00 ; twelve or more, each 
$3.75. Levant, divinity circuit, leather lined to edge, round 
corners, gilt edges, silk sewed, Oxford India Bible paper, single 
copy $5.00; twelve or more, each $4.75. Orders for Miscel- 



WORKS ON CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 

laneous Writings in lots of twelve or more may include any or 
all of the different styles of binding. No discount will be 
allowed on orders for twelve books which include both Science 
and Health and Miscellaneous Writings. 

THE FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, 
AND MISCELLANY 

A book of 364 pages, containing articles published in The 
Christian Science Journal and Sentinel subsequent to the com- 
pilation of Miscellaneous Writings, together with historical matter 
pertaining thereto. Cloth, single copy $2.25 ; six or more, 
each $2.00. Morocco, limp, round corners, gilt edges, Oxford 
India Bible paper, convenient for pocket, single copy $4.00 ; six 
or more, each $3. 75. Orders for six or more may include the 
two styles of binding. 

CONCORDANCE TO SCIENCE AND HEALTH 

This work contains about eighty thousand references (more than 
ten thousand words being indexed), also an index to the Marginal 
Headings, and a list of the Scriptural Quotations in Science and 
Health. 611 pages, stiff morocco cover, single copy $5.00 ; six 
or more, each $4.50. 

CONCORDANCE TO MRS. EDDY'S PUBLISHED 
WRITINGS OTHER THAN SCIENCE AND 
HEALTH 

It contains 1103 pages, and is published only in Bible paper 
edition, with stiff morocco cover. Single copy $6.00; six or 
more, each $5.50. 

CHRIST AND CHRISTMAS 

An illustrated poem. Single copy $3. 00 ; six or more, each $2. 50. 

UNITY OF GOOD AND OTHER WRITINGS 

One volume, containing Unity of Good, Rudimental Divine 
Science, No and Yes, Retrospection and Introspection ; uniform 
in style with the pocket edition of Science and Health. Morocco, 
limp, round corners, gilt edges, heavy Oxford India Bible paper, 
single copy $3.50; six or more, each $3.25. 



WORKS ON CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 
CHRISTIAN HEALING AND OTHER WRITINGS 

One volume, containing Christian Healing, The People's Idea 
of God, Pulpit and Press, Christian Science versus Pantheism, 
Messages of 1900, 1901, 1902 ; uniform in style with the pocket 
edition of Science and Health. Morocco, limp, round corners, 
gilt edges, heavy Oxford India Bible paper, single copy $3.50; 
six or more, each $3.25. 

CHURCH MANUAL 

Containing the By-laws of The Mother Church. Cloth, single 
copy $1.00; six or more, each 75 cents. Pocket edition, mo- 
rocco, limp, round corners, gilt edges, Oxford India Bible paper, 
single copy $2.00 ; six or more, each $1.75. 

German Translation. Cloth, single copy $1.00; six or more, each 
75 cents. 

RETROSPECTION AND INTROSPECTION 

A biographical sketch of the author ; the way she was led to 
the discovery of Christian Science ; its fundamental idea and 
growth. Library edition, cloth, 95 pages, single copy $1.00; 
six or more, each 75 cents. 

UNITY OF GOOD 

This book lays the axe at the root of error, elucidating and 
enforcing practical Christian Science, thus affording invaluable 
directions for all true Scientists. Library edition, cloth, marbled 
edges, 64 pages, single copy 60 cents ; six or more, each 45 cents. 
Pocket edition, leather covers, single copy $1.00 ; six or more, 
each 75 cents. 

PULPIT AND PRESS 

A unique work, of importance in the history and to the readers 
of Christian Science; containing the message or sermon written 
for the dedicatory service of The Mother Church, January 6, 
1895, and scintillations from the press of that occasion. Library 
edition, cloth, 90 pages, single copy $1.00 ; six or more, each 
75 cents. 

RUDIMENTAL DIVINE SCIENCE 

A brief and concise statement of Divine Science, alias Christian 
Science, in the form of questions and answers. Pebbled cloth 



WORKS ON CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 



covers, gilt top, 17 pages, single copy 32 cents; six or more, 
each 25 cents. Library edition, cloth, marbled edges, single 
copy 50 cents ; six or more, each 35 cents. 

Printed in the New York point system of type for the use of the blind, 
single copy 50 cents ; six or more, each 40 cents. ' 

NO AND YES 

A brief statement of very important points in Christian Science. 
Pebbled cloth covers, 46 pages, single copy 32 cents ; six or 
more, each 25 cents. Library edition, cloth, marbled edges, 
single copy 55 cents ; six or more, each 45 cents. 

MESSAGES TO THE MOTHER CHURCH 

Including in one volume, 94 pages, Christian Science versus 
Pantheism, and the Messages of 1900, 1901, and 1902. Library 
edition, cloth, marbled edges, single copy $1.50 ; six or more, 
each $1. 15. 

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE versus PANTHEISM 

The Pastor Emeritus' Message delivered at the Communion 
Season in The Mother Church in Boston, June, 1898. A clear 
and strong refutation of the charge that Christian Scientists 
are pantheists. Pebbled cloth covers, 15 pages, single copy 
25 cents ; six or more, each 20 cents. 

MESSAGE TO THE MOTHER CHURCH, June, 1900 

Paper covers, deckled edges, 15 pages, single copy 25 cents; 
six or more, each 20 cents. 

MESSAGE TO THE MOTHER CHURCH, June, 1901 

Paper covers, deckled edges, 35 pages, single copy 50 cents ; 
six or more, each 38 cents. 

MESSAGE TO THE MOTHER CHURCH, June, 1902 

Paper covers, deckled edges, 20 pages, single copy 50 cents ; 
six or more, each 38 cents. 

CHRISTIAN HEALING, AND THE PEOPLE'S 
IDEA OF GOD 

Two sermons in one volume, 36 pages. Library edition, cloth, 
marbled edges, single copy 55 cents ; six or more, each 45 cents. 



WORKS ON CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 
CHRISTIAN HEALING 

A sermon delivered in Boston. Paper covers, 20 pages, single 
copy 20 cents ; six or more, each 17 cents. 

THE PEOPLED IDEA OF GOD 

A sermon delivered in Boston. Paper covers. 14 pages, single 
copy 20 cents ; six or more, each 17 cents. 

POEMS 

This volume of 79 pages includes all of Mrs. Eddy's hymns, also 
her earlier poems which appeared in various publications from 
forty to sixty years ago. Specially bound. Single copy $1.50 ; 
six or more, each $1.25. 

FEED MY SHEEP 

Solo. Words by Mary Baker Eddy, music by Lyman F. Brackett. 
Single copy 50 cents ; six or more, each 40 cents. 

The foregoing prices cover all charges for express or postage on ship- 
ments either domestic or foreign. 

Quantity prices are on shipments to one address only, 

but quantity lots at quantity prices cannot be made up of different 
books or of different styles of binding. Attention is called, however, 
to the exception to this rule which is made in the cases of Science and 
Health, and of Miscellaneous Writings, as given under these titles in this 
price list. 



Direct all orders for above works, and make remittance by New 
York or Boston draft or money order, to 

ALLISON V. STEWART, 

Falmouth and St. Paul Streets BOSTON, MASS.