Letter: The pudding test

Sir: To say (Gazette, 3 January) that Phineas Quimby was 'the teacher of Mary Baker Eddy' (the founder of Christian Science) is like saying that one raisin is the producer of the Christmas pudding. The raisin makes a contribution but in no way does it produce the pudding; in the same way Quimby contributed to Mrs Eddy's growing understanding but in no way was he her teacher.

Yours faithfully,

J. ANTHONY PERITON

Christian Science Committees

on Publication

London, W8

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