I have given the name to all the Christian Science periodicals. The first was The Christian Science Journal, designed to put on record the divine Science of Truth; the second I entitled Sentinel, intended to hold guard over Truth, Life, and Love; the third, Der Herold der Christian Science, to proclaim the universal activity and availability of Truth; the next I named Monitor, to spread undivided the Science that operates unspent. The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind.
—Mary Baker Eddy, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 353
Why Christian Science periodicals?
From the July 2017 issue of The Christian Science Journal
The mission of each one of the Christian Science periodicals is clearly defined above by Mary Baker Eddy, but the many reasons why she felt a need to publish Christian Science periodicals are worthy of consideration. So, each month, in this column the Journal, Sentinel, and Herald will be exploring important reasons why these publications are needed today.
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