Text extracted from opening pages of book: CHRISTIAN SCIENCE BEFORE THE BAR OF REASON BY THE REV. I, . A. LAMBERT, LL. D. AUTHOR OF NOTKS ON INGERSOU; TACTICS OP S, ** THESAURUS BIBI S, EDITED BY REV. A. S. QUINLAK. 1STEW YORK CHRISTIAN PRESS ASSOCIATION PUBLISHING COMPANY 26 BARCLAY STREET 1908 WWl ( EET, REMHHUS LAFOET, S. T. L. ., Q* W i ', \ rf- X, - %' fmptintatut MoST REV, JOHN M. FARLEY, D, D M Archbishop of New For February 20th, 1908, '/* ', '. 097 COFTBIOHTBD, 1908, BY CHEISTIAN PRESS ASSOCIATION PUBLISHING ...
Text extracted from opening pages of book: CHRISTIAN SCIENCE BEFORE THE BAR OF REASON BY THE REV. I, . A. LAMBERT, LL. D. AUTHOR OF NOTKS ON INGERSOU; TACTICS OP S, ** THESAURUS BIBI S, EDITED BY REV. A. S. QUINLAK. 1STEW YORK CHRISTIAN PRESS ASSOCIATION PUBLISHING COMPANY 26 BARCLAY STREET 1908 WWl ( EET, REMHHUS LAFOET, S. T. L. ., Q* W i ', \ rf- X, - %' fmptintatut MoST REV, JOHN M. FARLEY, D, D M Archbishop of New For February 20th, 1908, '/* ', '. 097 COFTBIOHTBD, 1908, BY CHEISTIAN PRESS ASSOCIATION PUBLISHING COMPANY. EDITOR'S PREFACE. Christian Science Before the Bar of Reason, is a reply of Rev, L. A. Lambert, LL. D., to Mr. W. D. McCrackan, the leading exponent of Chris tian Science in Kew York City, in refutation of its teachings as explained and defended by him. When the articles of which this volume is com posed made their appearance in the columns of the New York Freeman's Journal, they immedi ately aroused deep interest in the subject under discussion and elicited the expression of many favorable opinions; and repeated requests strongly urging their reproduction seemed to indicate a demand for their publication in book form. As the learned author was unwilling to undertake the labor involved in collecting and arranging the original articles for publication, the present writer, possessing exceptional opportunities of knowing the Author's views and benefiting by his suggestions, assumed the task. While the original text, with the exception of a few unim portant changes, has been preserved substantially intact, its form has undergone quite a comprehen sive rearrangement in the division of the matter into chapters. An additional feature of the work, which the Editor hopeswill appeal favorably to the reader, is the brief summary in short captions preceding each chapter, whereby he may at a glance obtain a fair idea of its contents. Dr. Lambert has been before the public as a writer for forty years, in the capacity of editor and author of several books of note, and his fame 1 2 EDITOR'S PKEFACE. for scholarly attainments and consummate ability in Christian apologetics is international. Ills name on the title-page of this volume is a suffi cient guarantee that its pages contain solid matter of consuming interest on a subject that is chal lenging the attention of the world, and may well bo offered in justification of its publication. At a time when a plan has been suggested, which has met with the approval of the ] eading Catholic and secular papers, of honoring Dr. Lambert by giving him unmistakable proof of the gratitude of American Catholics and their appre ciation of his many years of labor in defence of the Catholic Church and Christianity, it gives the writer peculiar pleasure to embrace the op portunity thus afforded of offering him this book as a mark of the deepest veneration and respect. As pastor of St. Mary's Church, Scottsville, New York, for eighteen years, Dr. Lambert has been to the writer a spiritual father, indeed, an inspira tion to high ideals as a man and priest of God's Church, an intimate companion and faithful friend. The labor entailed in the preparation of this volume was indeed a labor of love, under taken and carried out by the Editor, in a spirit of loyalty and affection for a true and faithful friend. For valuable assistance and co-operation in col lecting the articles composing this book the Editor is particularly indebtedto Mr. A, Brendan Ford, manager of the New York Freeman's Journal, THE EDITOIL EATONTOWN, N. J., Mar ch so, PBEFACE. WE have seldom read a book with more pleas ure than the little volume Christian Science, a reproduction of letters which appeared in the New York Freeman's Journal. The argument is maintained with ability by Mr. MaeCrackan, the doughty champion of Christian Science, con sidering the thesis maintained, but, like a skill ful surgeon, Rev. Dr. Lambert, the distinguished author of Notes on Ingersoll, lays bare the in ward corruption of the system
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