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A little book with big ideas

From the October 2018 issue of The Christian Science Journal


This interview originally aired on Sentinel Watch, a podcast of the Christian Science Sentinel. It focuses on a little book that has played a large role in the history of the Christian Science movement and has sometimes been held up as a model of how to craft succinct but sufficient laws. It’s called the Manual of The Mother Church by Mary Baker Eddy. Christian Harder spoke with Irmela Wigger, a former President of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, who lives in Germany. 


Irmela, can you explain briefly why a church would need a manual, and how its contents might be interesting even to those who are not members of the Church of Christ, Scientist?

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