The Christian Science Journal

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The Christian Science Journal
FormatPrint, online
PublisherChristian Science Publishing Society
FounderMary Baker Eddy
First issueApril 14, 1883; 140 years ago (1883-04-14)

The Christian Science Journal is an official monthly publication of the Church of Christ, Scientist through the Christian Science Publishing Society, founded in 1883 by Mary Baker Eddy.[1] The first edition appeared on April 14, 1883, bearing the subtitle, "An Independent Family Paper to Promote Health and Morals".[2] At that time, Eddy was the editor and main contributor to the Journal.[3] The magazine is based in Boston.[4]

The Journal is designed to demonstrate the practical applications of Christian Science healing practice. Instructive articles and verified reports of Christian healing give the reader a working understanding of the Principle and practice of Christian Science.[5][6] Each issue also contains editorials, interviews, church news, poems, as well as a worldwide directory of Christian Science practitioners, teachers, churches, Reading Rooms, organizations at universities and colleges, and more.[1][7]

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  1. ^ a b Healing spiritually. CSPS. 1996. p. 349
  2. ^ Why did Mary Baker Eddy start The Christian Science Journal? March 8, 2019. Mary Baker Eddy Library.
  3. ^ Gill, Gillian (1998) Mary Baker Eddy. Perseus Books. p. 305
  4. ^ The Christian Science Journal. WorldCat. OCLC 1554487. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
  5. ^ Healing spiritually. CSPS. 1996. "To the Reader".
  6. ^ Testimonies of healing JSH-Online.
  7. ^ Online Christian Science Journal Directory
  8. ^ "Hanna, Septimus J." Longyear Museum. Retrieved 2023-02-19.
  9. ^ Harley, Gail M. (2001). Schultz, Rima Lunin; Hast, Adele (eds.). Women Building Chicago 1790-1990: A Biographical Dictionary. Indiana University Press. p. 405. ISBN 0-253-33852-2.
  10. ^ "Knott, Annie M." Longyear Museum. Retrieved 2023-02-19.
  11. ^ "McCrackan, William D." Longyear Museum. Retrieved 2023-02-19.
  12. ^ Adam, Neil Kensington (1962-05-01). "A CHRISTIAN SCIENTIST'S APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF NATURAL SCIENCE". The Christian Science Journal. Retrieved 2023-02-19.
  13. ^ Blackwell, Alice Stone (1887-04-01). "WOMAN SUFFRAGE". The Christian Science Journal. Retrieved 2023-02-19.
  14. ^ Lieut. C. H. Lightoller, RNR (October 1912), "Testimonies From the Field", Christian Science Journal, XXX (7): 414–5

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