In 1989 Elizabeth and Joseph Handley decided to collect the various Association papers and other articles that had been written by their friend, Doris Dufour Henty, C.S., who had been an outstanding Christian Science Practitioner in London for many years. These papers were already in wide circulation, but often in incomplete or mutilated form, and often without any indication of the authorship. By collecting them into book form the integrity of these papers could be preserved. After the initial modest printing of 500 copies, thousands of copies have been sold throughout the world.
Following the publication by Mulberry Press of Doris Dufour Henty’s book, Addresses and Other Writings, there was a great demand for more papers and writings of this Christianly scientific nature.
The Christian Science Revolution in Thought, written by John Hargreaves, was published in 1993 in the spirit of Mary Baker Eddy’s statement in her book No and Yes: “Let the Word have free course and be glorified. The people clamour to leave cradle and swaddling clothes. The spiritual status is urging its highest demands on mortals, and material history is drawing to a close. Truth cannot be stereotyped, it unfoldeth forever.”
For many years John Hargreaves had been addressing Association meetings, and there had been many requests that his papers should be gathered and presented in more permanent form. Rather than a simple reproduction of these addresses, this book presents a distillation of the ideas they contain.
While each paper stands on its own, one theme runs through them all, namely, that the study of Christian Science can only be perceived from a totally new framework of perception. That may appear to readers as revolutionary. Indeed, Christian Science cannot be grafted onto any existing interpretations offered by science, theology, or medicine. It cannot be perceived with the human mind or through human reason. It requires an approach that is as revolutionary as the subject under consideration. As Science and Health says, “The divine Principle of the universe must interpret the universe.” (272:28-29)
Since 1993, many written and oral works by John Hargreaves have been published by Mulberry Press, which have been very well received in many countries around the world. In 1995, As ‘I’ See It was published and the inventory was sold out by 2001. (In 2006, we published a new edition of this very popular book which is now available.)
In 1997, it was decided to collect and publish the Association addresses of Hendrik de Lange, another thorough and diligent student of the Bible, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and the other writings of Mrs. Eddy. His every statement was supported, in a scholarly and scientific manner, by passages from her writings. Aware that hers was the full and final revelation, he found it intellectually inadmissible to deviate from it in the slightest degree. The three-volume collection of his Addresses was published after a great effort and is now available on this website although quantities are limited. We are planning to publish his addresses in a variety of new publication formats.