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The Cause of Christian Science in its early days was attracting workers from around the world. They were moved by a vital spirit and the conviction that this Cause was greater than all others, and they gave it their all. This series explores some of what lay behind the commitment these individuals made.

They answered the call: Archibald McLellan

From the June 1988 issue of The Christian Science Journal

In choosing Archibald McLellan as Editor of her periodicals in 1902, Mrs. Eddy selected someone she had never met. But her choice wasn't random. She had heard about McLellan's contribution as an active church member in Chicago and as the first Committee on Publication for Illinois. She once wrote that the results of his Committee work had been attained "not through aggression, but through love."Quoted in Frances McLellan Ramsay reminiscences, Archives and Library of The Mother Church, p. 9.

When she asked him to be Editor, she explained what the work demanded: "You are aware that an editor should be reliable in word and deed, adroit, wise, apt in discerning the public need, in rebuking the private evil and unselfish in doing it."Mrs. Eddy letter to Archibald McLellan, June 8, 1902, Archives.

Under Mrs. Eddy's immediate direction, receiving both her frequent corrections and commendations, Archibald McLellan was responsible for everything that appeared in the Christian Science Sentinel and the Journal. His editorial work expanded in 1903 when the German Edition of The Herald of Christian Science began.

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