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"Thinking about Christian Science and . . ." explores—from a spiritual and metaphysical perspective—topics ranging from the new physics to Biblical scholarship. This month we consider the arts. These articles usually run every other month, alternating with the series "Theology and healing."

Interviews with four artists

From the December 1988 issue of The Christian Science Journal

How does scientific Christianity relate to art?

Four artists who are Christian Scientists—a pianist, a potter, an etcher/painter, a violinist—recently spoke with the Journal about their work as it relates to the study of Christian Science. Their interviews are filled with the language of art—line, harmony, form, rhythm, inspiration, balance, practice, performing. But they also describe their work in terms of self-correction, joy, possibilities, service, motive, redemption, living, healing, love.

"We are all sculptors," Mrs. Eddy writes, "working at various forms, moulding and chiseling thought." Science and Health, p. 248. And elsewhere she states, "The truest art of Christian Science is to be a Christian Scientist; and it demands more than a Raphael to delineate this art." Miscellaneous Writings, p. 375.