Author Archive: Robin Harragin Hussey

Unity in the face of terror

This article was originally published in the 9 July 2017 Christian Science Monitor Daily, Christian Science Perspective feature “Unity in the face of terror“. In a Spanish castle that was historically a point of contention between Christians and Muslims, contributor Robin Harragin Hussey found this quote attributed to the Quran: “Two religions, one God.” This […]

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Christian Comment with Laura Huxford of Stroud

Christian Comment with Laura Huxford of the Christian Science Church and Reading Room, Stroud AS I write, just two days after the Manchester Arena atrocity, families and friends are still waiting to know whether their loved ones are among those killed. Others are fighting for their lives in intensive care. Along with so many, I […]

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Response to review of “History of Wolves”

*(11/9/17) For a more recent response to this book, check out Martha Moffett’s letter to the Post and Courier Charleston, South Carolina, of May 19.  This book is now on the shortlist of the Man Booker Prize (14/9/17). Below is our original response to a Sunday Telegraph book review of Emily Fridlund’s debut novel “History of […]

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“Joy of sects” Letter to the Editor

This unpublished letter to the editor is a response to an inaccurate statement about Christian Science in “The joy of sects” article that appeared in The Economist. Sir, Your article “The joy of sects” (Feb 2nd, 2017), inaccurately states Christian Scientists “do not believe in conventional medicine”, perhaps suggesting to some readers that we are […]

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Mark Twain letter up for auction

Fine Books Magazine (USA) published as news release from a London, UK, auction house which included mention of a Mark Twain letter which was a highlight of an upcoming auction.  It quoted a derogatory statement that he made in the letter about Mary Baker Eddy.  The following response was unpublished, but elucidates the admiration that […]

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“Healing and higher power: a response to Dr Wendy Dossett”

This article was originally published on 26 January 2017 on The Religious Studies Project (RSP) website in response to a previous article about “Religion, Spirituality, and Addiction Recovery”. The RSP is “an international collaborative enterprise producing weekly podcasts with leading scholars on the social-scientific study of religion.” Healing and higher power: a response to Dr […]

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Response to ‘Bar Man’ article in Lynn News

This letter to the editors was written by the Christian Science Committee on Publication for Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, Leila Roaldsøy, and was published 6 January 2017 on the Lynn News website. Jeff Hoyle happily concludes his Bar Man article on December 16 with the words “Better to encourage people to succeed than condemn those that don’t.” […]

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To THE TELEGRAPH regarding Val Kilmer article

SIR – Readers of Harriet Alexander’s October 31st article about actor Val Kilmer’s denial he has cancer receive the wrong impression of the Christian Science religion he follows from her assertion that it “believes prayer can overcome reality”. Founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1866, Kilmer’s faith, Christian Science, is based on Jesus’ healing ministry […]

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