How to Demonstrate Christian Science
Kramer, Edward L. How to Demonstrate Christian Science, St. Louis: The Kimball Press, 1948.
Kramer’s single contribution to the Christian Science periodicals in 1924 gives gratitude for having his eyes opened (literally and figuratively) to the danger of spurious literature regarding Christian Science. After his healing, he gives thanks to God, Mary Baker Eddy as revered leader, the merited rebuke that had led him astray, and for the privilege of being a branch church member. His 1948 book indicates his continued love for Christian Science. But its purpose and content indicate his intent to improve upon Eddy’s teachings. He uses her foundational theological “Scientific Statement of Being” as his premise for establishing what he claims to be the “fixed rules for the certain demonstration of Christian Science” (title page). He asserts that “the presentation of the scientific exactness of Christian Science must improve with the advancing age” (7), and that since Eddy herself had cautioned against ecclesiastical monopoly, he should assist those who have failed in their healing practice by explaining the healing rules more directly. Contrary to Eddy’s prohibition against the use of formulas, he uses a five-step pattern throughout his book to treat a variety of specific issues, such as health, wealth, communism, identity, mathematics, money, physics, marriage, and business.
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For a related article, see Christian Science Sentinel, November 24, 1924, 465 (subscription required).
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- Availability: Library or Purchase
- Availability: Online - Free
- Official Christian Science Publication: No
- Publication Date: 1911-1955
- Resource Types: Book
- Resource Types: Web Resources
- Subjects: Christian Science History after 1910
- Subjects: Church Practices
- Subjects: Healing and Health
- Subjects: Independent Christian Scientists