The history of Christian Science
and its discovery by Mary Baker Eddy
by Rolf Witzsche
The history of Christian Science and its discovery by Mary Baker Eddy is
deeply intertwined with the history of humanity. Our
universal history, in terms of the development of
civilization can be traced back 5000 years or more. This
development begun almost in parallel in three isolated
regions that were dominated by great rivers and were rich
in agricultural lands. These developments occurred in the
areas of present day China and Egypt, and in the twin
river valley of Mesopotamia, today's Middle East.
Economies developed in these areas, supported by written
languages, which formed the basis of dynasties and wars
between dynasties, or wars to fight off invasions.
Universal history also contains periods of extraordinary
scientific and cultural achievements, bright periods that
stand out for the kinds of scientific and cultural
development that occurred. The earliest of these periods
was the Old Classical Period centered around the rule of
Hammurabi who introduced some revolutionary ideas,
including the concept of a written law. Many centuries
later another such period begun which lasted longer and
became possibly the greatest period of scientific and
spiritual development in history. That's where the roots
of Christian Science can be found.
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