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Christian Science
discovered by Mary Baker Eddy

A historic perspective
by Rolf Witzsche

When the history books speak of the Golden Renaissance, they usually refer to a period comprising the 15th and 16th centuries.  The reality is much broader than this. The scientific reawakening begun in the late 1300s, when young boys were employed in monasteries to copy ancient scripts.  The end result was that these youthful scribes became more familiar with the complex reasoning of Plato and others than they were with their own world. Some became independent thinkers in their own right.  Soon, a formal teaching order was established on this same platform, which produced quite a few geniuses.  Some of these became the founders and the leaders of the Renaissance.

Nor did the Renaissance end when, for political purposes, great havoc was created that resulted in the Thirty Years War that destroyed half of the population of Europe, and the countries as well. The scientific and spiritual development continued.  A long succession of geniuses emerged in the sciences, in literature, in the arts and in music.  The names are too many to mention here, names like Shakespeare, Mozart, Leipnitz, Gauss.

Naturally, the imperial forces of the world that depend on the looting of society were always counteracting to hinder the scientific and spiritual development of humanity. Perhaps it may have been for this reason that humanity's greatest advances in scientific development where made in the newly founded Unites States of America that had liberated themselves from imperial, colonial rule. It should not be surprising, given this background, that at the high point of this powerful movement of scientific and spiritual development a new era of Christ healing would begin, founded on a scientific basis.  This occurred in 1866 in New England, with the discovery of Christian Science by Mary Baker Eddy.

Rolf Witzsche

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