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This website is designed to elucidate for every interested seeker – students, researchers, scholars, whether new to Christian Science or life-long Scientists – the “clear, correct” explanation of what Christian Science is.
Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, wrote her textbook, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” several years after a severe accident, from the effects of which she fully recovered entirely through prayer. A deeply religious woman, Mrs. Eddy was thereby impelled to study the all-power and the all-presence of God, divine Truth, Life, and Love, and His laws of Good, which she realized had resulted in her complete healing.
“Science and Health,” first published in 1875, is based entirely on the wholly spiritual laws she discovered during her three years’ search of Scripture and of the teachings and practice of Christ Jesus, our Wayshower. This textbook exists still as the first text ever written dealing exclusively and comprehensively with divine metaphysics: the humble, individual study and intelligent, prayerful application of God’s spiritual laws as they apply to all human need.
Our website enables you to download, at no charge, additional useful materials for your study and application of God’s laws. These offerings, currently comprised of four additional texts, pertinent because also dedicated to this purpose, are based entirely on the spiritual precepts presented in full in “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” and other of Mrs. Eddy’s writings. In her own words: “A few books . . . based on this book, are useful.” (S&H x: 9)
The four useful, full-length textbooks available on this site for your use are:
(1) CHRISTIAN SCIENCE: Its “Clear, Correct Teaching” and COMPLETE WORKS, by Herbert W. Eustace, C.S.B. (this text is popularly known as The One Volume or OV)
Mr. Eustace, an authorized teacher and practitioner of Christian Science for many decades, was a student of Edward A. Kimball, C.S.B., the first Lecturer of Christian Science. Mrs. Eddy specifically selected Mr. Kimball for this important fledgling task. Both Mr. Kimball and Mrs. Eddy became aware of Mr. Eustace's natural proclivity for spiritual metaphysics and its successful application during his two class instructions, Primary Class and Normal Class, with Kimball, both of which were under Mrs. Eddy's direction. He was the only student Kimball and Eddy ever found who wanted to take advanced class instruction, not so he could teach Christian Science, but specifically to better understand the machinations of animal magnetism, or malicious mental malpractice – an area of study of which Mrs. Eddy once remarked, “Where all students have failed is in not knowing how to handle animal magnetism.” (OV 383) The One Volume is the complete record of Mr. Eustace’s class teaching in Christian Science plus his other articles on spiritual concepts successfully practised during his years in the public practice of Christian Science.
You are invited to peruse the Table of Contents of The One Volume to gain an overview of the breadth and depth of these notes and articles. The introduction, “To The Reader,” details Mr. Eustace’s background in Christian Science in his own words. His essays and explanations about animal magnetism present clearly and correctly the breadth and depth of what he learned in those classes with Mr. Kimball and what he taught and demonstrated in his years in public practice.
(2) THE FOUNDING FACTS OF CLEAR, CORRECT CHRISTIAN SCIENCE: HOW AND WHY MARY BAKER EDDY AS THE REVELATOR OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE RECEIVES AND ESTABLISHES THIS REVELATION; AND OF THE REVELATOR’S PROPHECY-CONFIRMED SUCCESSOR
We will refer to this text as the “Founding Facts” or simply the “FFs.” The purpose of this text is to show clearly and correctly to “any sincere seeker of Truth” (S&H x: 23 only) the Mind-provided framework which Mary Baker Eddy as the Discoverer, Founder, and Revelator of Christian Science acknowledges throughout her career to be the infallible, immoveable, divine platform upon which Christian Science is Mind-founded, is Mind-revealed to her, is Mind-practised by her, and upon which this Revelation Mind-rests for all time.
(3) COURSE IN DIVINITY and GENERAL COLLECTANEA of Items By and About Mary Baker Eddy, compiled by Richard F. Oakes. This text is popularly known as The Blue Book or BB because of the color of its cover.
(4) ESSAYS AND BIBLE LESSONS ascribed to Mary Baker Eddy, and FOOTPRINTS FADELESS by Mary Baker Eddy, with The Science of Man, Early Papers, Visions, and Mind Healing: Historical Sketch, compiled by Richard F. Oakes. This text is popularly known as The Red Book or RB because of the color of its cover.
(5) A CLEAR, CORRECT, DIVINE MIND-TUTORED LEARNING EXPERIENCE IN DIVINE METAPHYSICS: CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
NOTE: this offering is not a separate text as such. It is a collection of those portions of
Mary Baker Eddy’s “clear, correct teaching of Christian Science” (My 297: 18-19) is presented comprehensively throughout all of her writings on divine metaphysics.
A student may apply to any teacher (C.S.B.) of Christian Science to inquire as to the forthcoming class of that teacher. The teacher conveys the expectations and procedures deemed important as a student’s class experience. The student decides whether or not such class with that teacher will fulfill his expectations. Currently, class instruction in Christian Science is a group experience lasting two weeks, usually in a Science church located in or near the city of the teacher’s permanent residence.
Some individuals, however, enjoy studying in complete quietude, without travel to another city, or when their circumstances appear to require study alone. There are therein no time, no personal background, no location constraints whatever. Mind-learning individually the “clear, correct teaching of Christian Science” presented as Mrs. Eddy’s writings as well as her designated-successor’s The One Volume – “Christian Science: Its ‘Clear, Correct Teaching’ and Complete Works, by Herbert W. Eustace, C.S.B. – is available as this offering. All Mind-directed individuals – Divine Mind-tutored – demonstrate joyously and Scientifically Mrs. Eddy’s recognition that “The intercommunication is always from God to His idea, man.” (S&H 284: 31-32)Whichever Divine Mind-appointed Christian Science learning experience appears to you as the right one, this Mind alone always infallibly leads His man on His wholly perfect path to trod.
(6) ALL ARTICLES, LETTERS, AND EDITORIAL COMMENTARIES BY MARY BAKER EDDY AS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE JOURNAL, 1883 - 1910
(7) ALL ARTICLES, LETTERS, AND EDITORIAL COMMENTARIES BY MARY BAKER EDDY AS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SENTINEL, 1898 – 1910; 1917
About these two most useful compilations: the nature and source of the materials, their original acquisition for The Blue Book and The Red Book, and the reasons for the private publication of these texts, are thoroughly and thoughtfully discussed in their Prefaces by the compiler, Richard F. Oakes.
The materials herein available will: assist and impel your further study of Science; enable the “clear, correct” self-instruction of Christian Science to be your own “class experience;” unfold the demonstrable application of God’s harmonious laws as your individual study and successful practice of Christian Science.
You are also invited to e-mail any questions or comments about the “clear, correct teaching of Christian Science,” (First Church and Miscellany 297: 18-19) as presented in these texts, and their content in general. You will receive a response at your e-mail address as quickly as possible. There is, of course, no charge for this feature.
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