The Mary Baker Eddy Library
for the Betterment of Humanity(tm)
a Christian Science challenge
by Rolf A. F. Witzsche - Feb.23/2002
Today, one century later, a unique project is under way in Boston, Massachusetts, at 200 Massachusetts Avenue, where a library has been constructed to house Mary Baker Eddy's works. This library, with a price tag of over $20 million dollars, is likely the largest library ever constructed to house the works of a single woman.
Still, the question must be asked, what is it intended to be?
A museum of the dead?
Which is it?
I believe there is a need to explore these questions that pose a great moral and spiritual paradox that the new Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity presents.
The idea of creating the library presents a great challenge for the entire Christian Science field, which becomes an impetus for scientific and spiritual development within Christian Science and for the whole of humanity on a scale unequalled in history.
How would one answer the questions today: Why are there five stars in the crown on the cover of every one of Mary Baker Eddy's books? Why does the textbook have sixteen chapters? Why are there sixteen steps in her rendering of the Lord's prayer? (S&H 16)
In the future these questions will be answered, and the answers will be profound.
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