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Like most textbooks on scientific subjects, Science and Health includes...

From the November 2007 issue of The Christian Science Journal

LIKE MOST TEXTBOOKS ON SCIENTIFIC SUBJECTS, Science and Health includes a glossary of terms. This glossary helps illuminate the spiritual meaning of the Scriptures. Mary Baker Eddy, the author of Science and Health, explained it this way: "In Christian Science we learn that the substitution of the spiritual for the material definition of a Scriptural word often elucidates the meaning of the inspired writer. On this account this chapter is added. It contains the metaphysical interpretation of Bible terms, giving their spiritual sense, which is also their original meaning" (p. 579).

This month, the Journal presents the second in our occasional series "The Language of Spirit." Contributors share stories of how gaining a clearer understanding of the original meaning—the spiritual sense—of individual terms has made the Bible more immediate and relevant to them, bringing special insights and even healing to their lives.—

Part one appeared in our February 2007 issue.