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Scientific Bible Lessons

Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, found the Bible a fundamental resource for her work, that apparently never ceased to open up new vistas to her. This, of course, may reflect the fact that she grew up with the Bible. The Bible had occupied a central place in her childhood home. It was brought into focus daily. Also in later years, this focus didn't fade. More and more she looked at it with eye of a keen scholar. Even before her discovery of Christian Science, as early as 1862, she made notes of her Scriptural study and gave these to friends. But she said
"these compositions were crude, - the first steps of a child in the newly discovered world of Spirit."* The discovery of the Science of the Christ came four years later in conjunction with a momentous healing of her own, of a spinal injury incurred from a fall that had threatened to become fatal.

* Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures - 1875, by Mary Baker Eddy, viii:28 - The Christian Science Publishing Society, Boston, Mass.

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