The Manual of the Mother Church
Mary Baker Eddy

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Historical Sketch

In the spring of 1879, a little band of earnest
seekers after Truth went into deliberations over
forming a church without creeds, to be called the
"Church of Christ, Scientist." They were members
of evangelical churches, and students of Mrs.
Mary Baker Eddy in Christian Science, and were
known as "Christian Scientists."

At a meeting of the Christian Scientist Association,
April 12, 1879, on motion of Mrs. Eddy, it was
voted, - To organize a church designed to commemorate
the word and works of our Master, which
should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost
element of healing.

Mrs. Eddy was appointed on the committee to
draft the Tenets of The Mother Church - the chief
corner stone whereof is, that Christian Science, as
taught and demonstrated by our Master, casts out
error, heals the sick, and restores the lost Israel

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