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From the December 1883 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Mary Baker Eddy has been verified as the author by The Mary Baker Eddy Library.

This article was later republished in Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896: Mis. 13:13-15:3

Scholastic Theology elaborates the proposition that evil is a factor of good, and to believe in the reality of evil is accessory to a rounded sense of the existence of good. This frail hypothesis is founded on the basis of material and mortal evidence, only what the senses confirm and human reason accepts.