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Following the example set by the question-and-answer columns in the early Journals, when Mary Baker Eddy was Editor, this column will respond to general queries from Journal readers—such as the one above—with responses from Journal readers. It will not cover questions about how to interpret statements in Mrs. Eddy's writings. There's more information at the end of the column about how to submit questions.


Could you please explain the position of Christian Science on creationism vs. evolution?

From the September 2006 issue of The Christian Science Journal

A1 I've come to appreciate both the originality of Mary Baker Eddy's thought and the depth of her spiritual understanding in relation to her discovery of Christian Science. She often found that mistaken assumptions about reality and the nature of Deity underlay a number of the questions that have troubled people through the ages, including the nature of creation.