Mr. Bliss Knapp h. '01, of the Board of Lectureship of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, delivered a lecture on "Christian Science" last night in Phillips Brooks House. Mr. Knapp explained the origin and principal tenets of Christian Science, and laid particular emphasis on the religious foundation of the faith.
Christian Science is based upon a close relation between healing and religion. The metaphysical nature and cure of diseases is admitted by physicians. Christian Science has realized its results by mental and spiritual healing which is made possible by religion. Evidences of cures are seen in the recovery of lepers, the deaf, and the blind. Contrary to popular belief, there is no connection between Christian Science and hypnotism. Mrs. Eddy has revived the lost spirit which is embodied in the union of religion and healing. All diseases are mental, and may be removed not by drugs but by spiritual understanding and childlike humility.