Correctives

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This unpublished letter to the editor is a response to an inaccurate statement about Christian Science in “The joy of sects” article that appeared in The Economist.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  The following response was unpublished, but elucidates the admiration that […]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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Response to Cambridge VARSITY student newspaper article

Varsity has the honour of being the oldest student-run newspaper at Cambridge, a prestigious university with 31 colleges and over 100 academic departments, a population of nearly 20,000 students, and almost 10,000 academic and administrative staff. The October 20 edition of Varsity featured an article by the newspaper’s science editor, entitled ‘The death of Cambridge’s anti-medicine cult’. The piece […]

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