It was on September 16, 1991, in which the Bliss Knapp book, The Destiny of The Mother Church, was released for sale by the Christian Science Publishing Society. It is still available today through the Publishing Society and many Christian Science Reading Rooms.
The following is a paper written by a Bliss Knapp student and given in the early 1990′s to his Association:
In April 1991, The Christian Science Board of Directors and the Trustees of The Christian Science Publishing Society made the decision to publish The Destiny of The Mother Church by Bliss Knapp. When The Destiny reached the Reading Rooms, it brought out into the open a division of teaching which erupted early this century. The division concerns the identity of Mary Baker Eddy, –as either Mark Baker’s daughter, the one who eventually became the Discoverer, Founder and Leader of Christian Science; or, the Woman who fulfilled Bible prophecy as found in Isaiah, Ezekiel, Micah and Revelation, –the Messenger who brought the divine Comforter and established God’s church.
Mrs. Eddy’s devoted students accepted her as the God-crowned woman of Scriptural prophecy. This is clearly shown in their writings in the early Christian Science periodicals. The members of the Knapp family were among this group.
There is a golden chain of events showing, in our Leader’s words, “…God’s disposal of events” in regard to Mrs. Eddy’s unique friendship with the Knapp Family, and Bliss Knapp in particular. In the following pages, a number of interesting vignettes are related concerning Mrs. Eddy’s association with her student, Bliss Knapp. Like the vignettes in the We Knew Mary Baker Eddy series, these accounts are helpful in understanding Bliss Knapp, –the man, his book, and our Leader. The compiler of this information is a student of Mr. Knapp.
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