Fundamentals of Christian Science
Brook, Peggy, Clifford B. Stamp, Dennis B. Thomas, and Yvonne Werner. Fundamentals of Christian Science. London: The Foundational Book Company Ltd., 1963.
For thirteen years Brook served as secretary, and later as assistant, to John W. Doorly, who had been a Christian Science Teacher and was later excommunicated from the Church. As Trustee for his writings and Director of the Foundational Book Company, she also served as joint editor of the periodicals “Metaphysical Notes” and “Ideas of Today.” This book, Fundamentals of Christian Science, is a compilation of Study Sections of “Metaphysical Notes.” No authors are identified with the articles although they are likely written by the four named as the compilers of the articles. The book is a study guide, organized by sections based on each of the synonyms of God identified by Mary Baker Eddy, and her identification of the four aspects of the city foursquare from the book of Revelation and illuminated by Eddy. Each Study Section and subsection begins with references almost all of which are from Eddy’s writings. Occasionally Bible references are included. These references range from 5 to 40 for each section. Commentaries, from one to three pages, follow the lists of study references. The compilers explain, “We have presented one way [to understand the Science of Christianity], but it is only one way. Others may approach it differently” (6).
ISBN-13 (Hardcover): 978-0852410547
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