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The Christian Science textbook: its relationship to Christian Science organizations on college and university campuses

From the October 1993 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Can you envision Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures being used more and more on college and university campuses as a textbook for thinkers in diverse academic fields? Three Christian Scientists with unique perspective raised this and other thought-stretching questions during the meeting that explored the relationship of Science and Health to Christian Science organizations. The speakers were , a Christian Science practitioner and lecturer from South Africa, , a Christian Science practitioner and former regional assistant for Christian Science organizations in Colorado, and , a recent graduate of Duke University who was instrumental in forming a Christian Science organization at Duke during his time there. Excerpts from their comments follow. (For readers who may be new to the subject, CSO is an abbreviated term for "Christian Science organizations" used frequently by the speakers.)

Susan Oyer: In the Preface of Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy writes, "The time for thinkers has come." She opens her book with that sense of loving the thinker. She continues, "Truth, independent of doctrines and time-honored systems, knocks at the portal of humanity. Contentment with the past and the cold conventionality of materialism are crumbling away" Science and Health, p. vii.

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