Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy 
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Science and Health 
Key to the Scriptures

President of Massachusetts Metaphysical College and 
Pastor Emeritus of The First Church of Christ, Scientist Boston, Massachusetts.


Chapter 1: Prayer
Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist
Chapter 3: Marriage
Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism
Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked
Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine
Chapter 7: Physiology
Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth
Chapter 9: Creation
Chapter 10: Science of Being

The Platform of Christian Science

Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered
Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice 
Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science
Chapter 14: Recapitulation

Part 2 of the book:
Key to the Scriptures

      These things saith He that is holy, He that is true, He that hath the key of David, He that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it. - Revelation

Chapter 15: Genesis
Chapter 16: The Apocalypse



*The book was first published in 1875, with over 300 editions printed until 1910 -
 This presentation reflects the 1910 edition.

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Editor's note:

The links below lead to introductory pages of Mary Baker Eddy's outlined pedagogical structure based on the Biblical city foursquare. The textbook chapters presented here have been prefixed with the sequentially applicable elements of three associated structures. The first two are a the illustrative painting and associated verse of Mary Baker Eddy poem, Christ and Christmas. The third is the sequentially applicable stanza of the Lord's Prayer interspersed with Mary Baker Eddy's spiritual sense of it, provided at the end of Chapter 1: Prayer The chapter number throughout the presentation is prefixed with an identifier which indicates which column and at which level the respective textbook chapter is associated with (4 indicates the 4th position, top to bottom). In most chapters the subheadings are followed with the original page number that can be used as a notation for restarting when the reading has been interrupted. Each chapter is presented complete on a single page to enable easier downloading. The entire text of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures is in the public domain. The copyright notation on the pages apply only to the licensed elements used in the page design.


Rudimental aspects of the pedagogical structure

Overview - The City Foursquare:

The textbook group

Applied to daily Bible Lessons


      Ye shall know the truth,
      and the truth shall make you free.

      -John viii. 32

      There is nothing either good or bad,
      but thinking makes it so.


      Oh! Thou hast heard my prayer;
      And I am blest!
      This is Thy high behest: -
      Thou here, and everywhere.

      -Mary Baker G. Eddy



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