The writer of this book is deeply grateful for those metaphysical giants who have done so much to explain and forward Mary Baker Eddy's great revelation of the "omnipresence of present perfection" and the total unreality of evil. These include, among many others, John Doorley and Max Kappeler, whose work on the "system" of Christian Science is still to be grasped. We owe deep gratitude to David Nolan for his courageous efforts to free Science and Health in the copyright suit in the 1970s and 1980s and to the Carpenters who preserved many of Mary Baker Eddy's teachings. Special thanks are also due the Rare Book Company and to Ann Beals' Bookmark for their grand work in making valuable Christian Science material available. Lastly, a heartfelt thank you to my dear friend David Keyston for his unselfish labor in helping the Mary Baker Eddy Institute put the works of Mary Baker Eddy on the Internet, including all 432 editions of Science and Health and her Prose works. "Historical portions of the Bible are not more inspired than the history of the United States." Mary Baker Eddy, Mind Healing: Historical Sketch "The spiritual status is urging its highest demands on mortals, and material history is drawing to a close." Mary Baker Eddy, No. 45:25
The spiritually minded reader, with special thanks to Elizabeth Zwick and others who helped produce this book.
Italics not appearing in the original are sometimes used in quotations, not to emphasize, but to identify that portion of the quote directly applicable to the point under discussion. Abbreviations for titles of Mrs. Eddy's writings are those used in the Concordance to Miscellaneous Writings and Works Other than Science and Health: S&H...Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures Mis...Miscellaneous Writings Man...Manual of The Mother Church Chr...Christ and Christmas Ret...Retrospection and Introspection Un...Unity of Good Pul...Pulpit and Press Rud...Rudimental Divine Science No...No and Yes