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This column publishes responses to the October 2013 Journal editorial, “Etc.” in which readers are invited to share what they are “daily cherishing” about Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures’s answer to humanity’s needs.

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From the July 2014 issue of The Christian Science Journal

What does it mean to “take up the argument”?

This was my first thought when I read the request from Michael Pabst in his editorial that we take up the argument that Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy is a salable and readable book—a book with a mission.

He quoted from a letter by Mrs. Eddy to Joseph Armstrong, a member of the Christian Science Board of Directors, dated 1901, in which she asked them to “take up the argument that people want my books and will buy them, etc ….” This got me thinking—what does that really mean?

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