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The Michael /Gabriel model

From the September 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal


When I am asked, “So, what do you do?” my response frequently brings a raised eyebrow. “I’m a Christian Science nurse,” I say. “A what?” the person often responds.

Growing up, I knew what a Christian Science practitioner was, but I had never met a Christian Science nurse. I was puzzled about what they did and why, and, frankly, distrusted the whole idea. After all, wasn’t Christian Science about healing problems, not nursing them along?

In my late teens, I decided to investigate this mystery further. I was aware that Mary Baker Eddy, who founded Christian Science, wrote in the Manual of The Mother Church a By-Law establishing the Christian Science nurse (Article 8, Section 31, p. 49). And I made some other interesting discoveries.

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