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The world's need and The Mother Church's response

["All of the arts, including the theater, are a vital part of civilization, and their health is vital to the health of civilization. . . . Christian Scientists cannot, then, ignore the healing of the arts, an important part of the healing of the nations."]

Toward a Healthy Theater

From the April 1971 issue of The Christian Science Journal

To those whose major concern is the salvation of men from sin, disease, and death through the practice of Christian Science, the theater and cinema of today might seem a good place to stay away from. The few choices available might appear to be only between varying degrees of vulgarity, violence, and animality.