THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.]
SIR,-Your issue of October 19th contains an article entitled " Anxiety, a Disease of Civilization," in which the writer makes a reference to what he terms " the primitive psychology of Christian Science " in such a way as might give your readers a very erroneous impression.
On p. 478 of the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, she writes : " From beginning to end, whatever is mortal is composed of material human beliefs and of nothing else. That only is real which reflects God." True psychology, as taught in Christian Science, is the Science of Spirit, God, and if people learned to think as Christ Jesus thought, in other words, to have the Mind of Christ, they would, in proportion as they did so, be able to understand God, and to distinguish between that which is real, or of God, and that which is unreal, or material human belief. The teachings of Christian Science manifest no " retrograde undertow." On the contrary, they lead to a clearer understanding of God, and His spiritual universe including man. This necessarily results in the improvement and betterment of mankind morally, physically, and intellectually.-Yours truly,
Doningkm House, Norfolk Street, Strand, W.C.2.