Retrospection and Introspection, by Mary Baker Eddy
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of scientific Mind-healing, seeking to broaden its
channels and, if possible, to build a hedge round about
it that should shelter its perfections from the contaminating
influences of those who have a small portion of its
letter and less of its spirit.  At the same time I have
worked to provide a home for every true seeker and honest
worker in this vineyard of Truth.
   To meet the broader wants of humanity, and provide
folds for the sheep that were without shepherds, I suggested
to my students, in 1886, the propriety of forming
a National Christian Scientist Association.  This was
immediately done, and delegations from the Christian
Scientist Association of the Massachusetts Metaphysical
College, and from branch associations in other States,
met in general convention at New York City, February
11, 1886.
   The first official organ of the Christian Scientist Association
was called Journal of Christian Science.  I started
it, April, 1883, as editor and publisher.
   To the National Christian Scientist Association, at its
meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, June, 1889, I sent a letter,


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presenting to its loyal members The Christian Science
Journal, as it was now called, and the funds belonging
thereto.  This monthly magazine had been made successful
and prosperous under difficult circumstances, and was
designed to bear aloft the standard of genuine Christian
Science.


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