Textbook Chapters References:

The chapter references are provided to combine in a comprehensive fashion all the aspects that are related to a specific element of the foursquare pedagogical structure.

The references are divided into 16 groups, arranged in the order of the textbook chapters and prefixed with a 4-digid identifier of the specific column, and level within the column, where the element is located.

Each group is divided into 6 parts:

Part 1 provides the textbook chapter title and a graphic illustration of the element's location.
Part 2 provides all the basic definitions for the row in which the element is located
Part 3 provides all the basic definitions for the column in which the element is located
Part 4 provides the applicable painting and title from Mary Baker Eddy's illustrated poem Christ and Christmas
Part 5 provides the associated verse of the poem from Christ and Christmas
Part 6 provides the applicable stanza from Mary Baker Eddy's rendering of the Lord's Prayer (p.16 of the textbook)

 (For more details, please see Appendix: The Basic Architecture)


4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer


This chapter is located at the 4th level in the 1st column of the pedagogical structure.

The 4th level is the level of NIGHT (darkness; doubt; fear) and of HELL (mortal belief; error; lust; remorse; hatred; revenge; sin; sickness; death; suffering and self-destruction; self-imposed agony: effects of sin; that which "worketh abomination or maketh a lie.")
---This is the level of the "omni-action" of Spirit, God. 
---The 'cardinal point' for this level is: "Christian Science,  which today and forever interprets the great example and the great Exemplar." (acting in the domain of depravity - the domain of the physical - unreality)


The 1st column, in which this chapter is located, is defined as: "The Word" and "incorporeal"
---
Its orientation is Northward (towards the dawn), "to the North Star, the Word, the polar magnet of Revelation."
---Its development flow is that of the river PISON: "The love of the good and beautiful, and their immortality."




Star of Bethlehem

Fast circling on, from zone to zone,-- 
Bright, blest, afar,-- 
O'er the grim night of chaos shone 
One lone, brave star.

The Lord's Prayer:
Our Father which art in heaven




3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist


This chapter is located at the 3rd level in the 1st column of the pedagogical structure.

The 3rd level is the level of EVENING (mistiness of mortal thought; weariness of mortal mind; obscured views; peace and rest) and of EARTH (To material sense, earth is matter; to spiritual sense it is a compound idea: a sphere; a type of eternity and immortality, which are likewise without beginning or end.")
---This is the level of  the "omnipresence" of Spirit, God. 
---The 'cardinal point' for this level is: "Christianity, which is the outcome of the divine Principle of the Christ idea in Christian history." (the moral domain - transitional - evil beliefs disappearing)


The 1st column, in which this chapter is located, is defined as: "The Word" and "incorporeal"
---
Its orientation is Northward (towards the dawn), "to the North Star, the Word, the polar magnet of Revelation."
---Its development flow is that of the river PISON: "The love of the good and beautiful, and their immortality."




Christ Healing (first half applies)

In tender mercy, Spirit sped 
A loyal ray 
To rouse the living, wake the dead, 
And point the Way-- 

The Lord's Prayer:
Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious




2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage


This chapter is located at the 2nd level in the 1st column of the pedagogical structure.

The second level is the level of MORNING (light, symbol of Truth; revelation and progress) and of the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (the reign of harmony in divine Science; the realm of unerring, eternal, and omnipotent Mind; the atmosphere of Spirit, where Soul is supreme.")
---This is the level of the "omniscience" of Spirit, God. 
---The 'cardinal point' for this level is: "The Christ, the spiritual idea of God." (the spiritual domain -  understanding - reality)


The 1st column, in which this chapter is located, is defined as: "The Word" and "incorporeal"
---
Its orientation is Northward (towards the dawn), "to the North Star, the Word, the polar magnet of Revelation."
---Its development flow is that of the river PISON: "The love of the good and beautiful, and their immortality."


 

Christ Healing (second half applies)

The Christ-idea, God anoints-- 
Of Truth and Life; 
The Way in Science He appoints, 
That stills all strife.

The Lord's Prayer:
Hallowed be Thy name




1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism


This chapter is located at the 1st level in the 1st column of the pedagogical structure.

The 1st level is the level of DAY (the irradiance of Life, light, the spiritual idea of Truth and Love) and of HEAVEN (harmony; the reign of Spirit; government by divine Principle; spirituality; bliss; the atmosphere of Soul.")
---This is the level of the "omnipotence" of Spirit, God. 
---The 'cardinal point' for this level is: "The Word of Life, Truth, and Love" (the domain of God, Man, Idea - divine synonyms, divine image, divine reflection)


The 1st column, in which this chapter is located, is defined as: "The Word" and "incorporeal"
---
Its orientation is Northward (towards the dawn), "to the North Star, the Word, the polar magnet of Revelation."
---Its development flow is that of the river PISON: "The love of the good and beautiful, and their immortality."




Seeking and Finding

What the Beloved knew and taught, 
Science repeats, 
Through understanding, dearly sought, 
With fierce heart-beats;

The Lord's Prayer:
Adorable One. 




o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked


This chapter is located at the 4th level in the 2nd column of the pedagogical structure.

The 4th level is the level of NIGHT (darkness; doubt; fear) and of HELL (mortal belief; error; lust; remorse; hatred; revenge; sin; sickness; death; suffering and self-destruction; self-imposed agony: effects of sin; that which "worketh abomination or maketh a lie.")
---This is the level of the "omni-action" of Spirit, God. 
---The 'cardinal point' for this level is: "Christian Science,  which today and forever interprets the great example and the great Exemplar." (acting in the domain of depravity - the domain of the physical - unreality)


The 2nd column, in which this chapter, is located is defined as: "The Christ" and "divine"
---
Its orientation is Eastward (towards the sunrise), "to the star seen by the Wisemen of the Orient, who followed it to the manger of Jesus."
---Its development flow is that of the river Gihon: "The rights of woman acknowledged morally, civilly, and socially."




Christmas Eve (first half applies)
 
Thus Christ, eternal and divine, 
To celebrate 
As Truth demands,--this living Vine 
Ye demonstrate.

The Lord's Prayer:
Thy kingdom come 




o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine


This chapter is located at the 3rd level in the 2nd column of the pedagogical structure.

The 3rd level is the level of EVENING (mistiness of mortal thought; weariness of mortal mind; obscured views; peace and rest) and of EARTH (To material sense, earth is matter; to spiritual sense it is a compound idea: a sphere; a type of eternity and immortality, which are likewise without beginning or end.")
---This is the level of  the "omnipresence" of Spirit, God. 
---The 'cardinal point' for this level is: "Christianity, which is the outcome of the divine Principle of the Christ idea in Christian history." (the moral domain - transitional - evil beliefs disappearing)


The 2nd column, in which this chapter is located, is defined as: "The Christ" and "divine"
---
Its orientation is Eastward (towards the sunrise), "to the star seen by the Wisemen of the Orient, who followed it to the manger of Jesus."
---Its development flow is that of the river Gihon: "The rights of woman acknowledged morally, civilly, and socially."


 

Christmas Eve (second half applies)

For heaven's Christus, earthly Eves, 
By Adam bid, 
Make merriment on Christmas eves, 
O'er babe and crib.

The Lord's Prayer:
Thy kingdom is come;
Thou art ever-present




o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology


This chapter is located at the 2nd level in the 2nd column of the pedagogical structure.

The second level is the level of MORNING (light, symbol of Truth; revelation and progress) and of the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (the reign of harmony in divine Science; the realm of unerring, eternal, and omnipotent Mind; the atmosphere of Spirit, where Soul is supreme.")
---This is the level of the "omniscience" of Spirit, God. 
---The 'cardinal point' for this level is: "The Christ, the spiritual idea of God." (the spiritual domain -  understanding - reality)


The 2nd column, in which this chapter is located, is defined as: "The Christ" and "divine"
---
Its orientation is Eastward (towards the sunrise), "to the star seen by the Wisemen of the Orient, who followed it to the manger of Jesus."
---Its development flow is that of the river Gihon: "The rights of woman acknowledged morally, civilly, and socially."




Christmas Morn

Yet wherefore signalize the birth 
Of him ne'er born? 
What can rehearse the glorious worth 
Of his high morn? 

The Lord's Prayer:
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven




o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth


This chapter is located at the 1st level in the 2nd column of the pedagogical structure.

The 1st level is the level of DAY (the irradiance of Life, light, the spiritual idea of Truth and Love) and of HEAVEN (harmony; the reign of Spirit; government by divine Principle; spirituality; bliss; the atmosphere of Soul.")
---This is the level of the "omnipotence" of Spirit, God. 
---The 'cardinal point' for this level is: "The Word of Life, Truth, and Love" (the domain of God, Man, Idea - divine synonyms, divine image, divine reflection)


The 2nd column, in which this chapter is located, is defined as: "The Christ" and "divine"
---
Its orientation is Eastward (towards the sunrise), "to the star seen by the Wisemen of the Orient, who followed it to the manger of Jesus."
---Its development flow is that of the river Gihon: "The rights of woman acknowledged morally, civilly, and socially."




Christian Science Healing (first half applies)

Christ was not crucified--that doom 
Was Jesus' part; 
For Sharon's rose must bud and bloom 
In human heart. [*] 

The Lord's Prayer:
Enable us to know, - as in heaven, so on earth,
 - God is omnipotent, supreme

*"God was manifest in the flesh."- St. Paul




oo4o Chapter 9: Creation


This chapter is located at the 4th level in the 3rd column of the pedagogical structure.

The 4th level is the level of NIGHT (darkness; doubt; fear) and of HELL (mortal belief; error; lust; remorse; hatred; revenge; sin; sickness; death; suffering and self-destruction; self-imposed agony: effects of sin; that which "worketh abomination or maketh a lie.")
---This is the level of the "omni-action" of Spirit, God. 
---The 'cardinal point' for this level is: "Christian Science,  which today and forever interprets the great example and the great Exemplar." (acting in the domain of depravity - the domain of the physical - unreality)


The 3rd column in which this chapter is located is defined as: "Christianity" and "supreme"
---
Its orientation is Southward (towards the heat of the day), "to the genial tropics, with the Southern Cross in the skies,- the Cross of Calvary, which binds human society into solemn union."
---Its development flow is that of the river Hiddekel: "Divine Science understood and acknowledged."



Christian Science Healing (second half applies)

Forever present, bounteous, free, 
Christ comes in gloom; 
And aye, with grace towards you and me, 
For health makes room. 

The Lord's Prayer:
Give us this day our daily bread




oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being

This chapter is located at the 3rd level in the 3rd column of the pedagogical structure.

The 3rd level is the level of EVENING (mistiness of mortal thought; weariness of mortal mind; obscured views; peace and rest) and of EARTH (To material sense, earth is matter; to spiritual sense it is a compound idea: a sphere; a type of eternity and immortality, which are likewise without beginning or end.")
---This is the level of  the "omnipresence" of Spirit, God. 
---The 'cardinal point' for this level is: "Christianity, which is the outcome of the divine Principle of the Christ idea in Christian history." (the moral domain - transitional - evil beliefs disappearing)


 The 3rd column in which this chapter is located is defined as: "Christianity" and "supreme"
---
Its orientation is Southward (towards the heat of the day), "to the genial tropics, with the Southern Cross in the skies,- the Cross of Calvary, which binds human society into solemn union."
---Its development flow is that of the river Hiddekel: "Divine Science understood and acknowledged."




I thank thee O Father, Lord of Heaven and Earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. - Christ Jesus

Thus olden faith's pale star now blends 
In seven-hued white! 
Life, without birth and without end, 
Emitting light!

The Lord's Prayer:
Give us grace for to-day;
feed the famished affections


The Christian Science Platform

The Christian Science Platform is a structure of 32 statements (two for each of the 16 elements of the foursquare pedagogical structure). The statements are associated according to the principle of a platform, beginning at the highest element position.

Associated with the 32 Platform statements stands the 16-element structure that is contained in the Glossary definition for the term, MORTAL MIND, which stands in denial of the Platform statements, which the Platform statements therefore invalidate.

Interspersed with the MORTAL MIND elements are 16 other platform statements from a platform of a different kind, from the platform of By-Laws contained in the CHURCH MANUAL, which the main platform thereby uplifts and enriches.



For more information, please see Appendix: The Platform Group




oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered

This chapter is located at the 2nd level in the 3rd column of the pedagogical structure.

The second level is the level of MORNING (light, symbol of Truth; revelation and progress) and of the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (the reign of harmony in divine Science; the realm of unerring, eternal, and omnipotent Mind; the atmosphere of Spirit, where Soul is supreme.")
---This is the level of the "omniscience" of Spirit, God. 
---The 'cardinal point' for this level is: "The Christ, the spiritual idea of God." (the spiritual domain -  understanding - reality)


The 3rd column in which this chapter is located is defined as: "Christianity" and "supreme"
---
Its orientation is Southward (towards the heat of the day), "to the genial tropics, with the Southern Cross in the skies,- the Cross of Calvary, which binds human society into solemn union."
---Its development flow is that of the river Hiddekel: "Divine Science understood and acknowledged."



Treating the Sick

The Way, the Truth, the Life--His word-- 
Are here, and now 
Christ's silent healing, heaven heard, 
Crowns the pale brow. 

The Lord's Prayer:
And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors




oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice

This chapter is located at the 1st level in the 3rd column of the pedagogical structure.

The 1st level is the level of DAY (the irradiance of Life, light, the spiritual idea of Truth and Love) and of HEAVEN (harmony; the reign of Spirit; government by divine Principle; spirituality; bliss; the atmosphere of Soul.")
---This is the level of the "omnipotence" of Spirit, God. 
---The 'cardinal point' for this level is: "The Word of Life, Truth, and Love" (the domain of God, Man, Idea - divine synonyms, divine image, divine reflection)


The 3rd column in which this chapter is located is defined as: "Christianity" and "supreme"
---
Its orientation is Southward (towards the heat of the day), "to the genial tropics, with the Southern Cross in the skies,- the Cross of Calvary, which binds human society into solemn union."
---Its development flow is that of the river Hiddekel: "Divine Science understood and acknowledged."



Christian Unity (part 1)

For Christian Science brings to view 
The great I Am,-- 
Omniscient power,--gleaming through 
Mind, mother, man.

The Lord's Prayer:
And Love is reflected in love 




ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science

This chapter is located at the 4th level in the 4th column of the pedagogical structure.

The 4th level is the level of NIGHT (darkness; doubt; fear) and of HELL (mortal belief; error; lust; remorse; hatred; revenge; sin; sickness; death; suffering and self-destruction; self-imposed agony: effects of sin; that which "worketh abomination or maketh a lie.")
---This is the level of the "omni-action" of Spirit, God. 
---The 'cardinal point' for this level is: "Christian Science,  which today and forever interprets the great example and the great Exemplar." (acting in the domain of depravity - the domain of the physical - unreality)


The 4th column in which this chapter is located is defined as: "Divine Science" and "infinite"
---
Its orientation is Westward (towards the sunset), "to the grand realization of the Golden Shore of Love and the Peaceful Sea of Harmony."
---Its development flow is that of the river Euphrates: "Divine Science encompassing the universe and man; the true idea of God; a type of the glory which is to come; metaphysics taking the place of physics; the reign of righteousness. The atmosphere of human belief before it accepts sin, sickness, or death; a state of mortal thought, the only error of which is limitation; finity; the opposite of infinity,"



Christian Unity (part 2)

As in blest Palestina's hour, 
So in our age, 
'T is the same hand unfolds His power, 
And writes the page.

The Lord's Prayer:
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil;




ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation


This chapter is located at the 3rd level in the 4th column of the pedagogical structure.

The 3rd level is the level of EVENING (mistiness of mortal thought; weariness of mortal mind; obscured views; peace and rest) and of EARTH (To material sense, earth is matter; to spiritual sense it is a compound idea: a sphere; a type of eternity and immortality, which are likewise without beginning or end.")
---This is the level of  the "omnipresence" of Spirit, God. 
---The 'cardinal point' for this level is: "Christianity, which is the outcome of the divine Principle of the Christ idea in Christian history." (the moral domain - transitional - evil beliefs disappearing)


The 4th column in which this chapter is located is defined as: "Divine Science" and "infinite"
---
Its orientation is Westward (towards the sunset), "to the grand realization of the Golden Shore of Love and the Peaceful Sea of Harmony."
---Its development flow is that of the river Euphrates: "Divine Science encompassing the universe and man; the true idea of God; a type of the glory which is to come; metaphysics taking the place of physics; the reign of righteousness. The atmosphere of human belief before it accepts sin, sickness, or death; a state of mortal thought, the only error of which is limitation; finity; the opposite of infinity,"



Truth versus Error

To-day, as oft, away from sin 
Christ summons thee! 
Truth pleads to-night: Just take Me in! 
No mass for Me!

The Lord's Prayer:
And God leadeth us not into temptation,
but delivereth us from sin, disease, and death 


The chapter Recapitulation as a 24-element platform.

The chapter Recapitulation contains a platform structure made up of 24 questions and answers. Two of these address a double topic, which enables the 26-element Bible lesson topics to be associated with the Recapitulation platform, together with the first Glossary definition for the name ADAM, which is likewise a structure of 26-elements.

In this three-part association with the RECAPITULATION questions, the ADAM elements stand in denial of the Recapitulation Platform, and are therefore invalidated by it, while the platform of the LESSON TOPICS becomes enriched thereby. The principle for associating a platform with a matrix structure, is that one begins at the highest element position, cycling line by line downwards to the lower levels.

The lowest row, representing NIGHT and HELL are not covered by these structures, for as John points out about the city foursquare in Revelation 21:25, "there shall be no night there."
 


For more details, please see Appendix: The Recapitulation Group




ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis


This chapter is located at the 2nd level in the 4th column of the pedagogical structure.

The second level is the level of MORNING (light, symbol of Truth; revelation and progress) and of the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (the reign of harmony in divine Science; the realm of unerring, eternal, and omnipotent Mind; the atmosphere of Spirit, where Soul is supreme.")
---This is the level of the "omniscience" of Spirit, God. 
---The 'cardinal point' for this level is: "The Christ, the spiritual idea of God." (the spiritual domain -  understanding - reality)


The 4th column in which this chapter is located is defined as: "Divine Science" and "infinite"
---
Its orientation is Westward (towards the sunset), "to the grand realization of the Golden Shore of Love and the Peaceful Sea of Harmony."
---Its development flow is that of the river Euphrates: "Divine Science encompassing the universe and man; the true idea of God; a type of the glory which is to come; metaphysics taking the place of physics; the reign of righteousness. The atmosphere of human belief before it accepts sin, sickness, or death; a state of mortal thought, the only error of which is limitation; finity; the opposite of infinity,"



The Way

No blight, no broken wing, no moan, 
Truth's fane can dim; 
Eternal swells Christ's music-tone,
In heaven's hymn

The Lord's Prayer:
For Thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory, forever 




ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse


This chapter is located at the 1st level in the 4th column of the pedagogical structure.

The 1st level is the level of DAY (the irradiance of Life, light, the spiritual idea of Truth and Love) and of HEAVEN (harmony; the reign of Spirit; government by divine Principle; spirituality; bliss; the atmosphere of Soul.")
---This is the level of the "omnipotence" of Spirit, God. 
---The 'cardinal point' for this level is: "The Word of Life, Truth, and Love" (the domain of God, Man, Idea - divine synonyms, divine image, divine reflection)


The 4th column in which this chapter is located is defined as: "Divine Science" and "infinite"
---
Its orientation is Westward (towards the sunset), "to the grand realization of the Golden Shore of Love and the Peaceful Sea of Harmony."
---Its development flow is that of the river Euphrates: "Divine Science encompassing the universe and man; the true idea of God; a type of the glory which is to come; metaphysics taking the place of physics; the reign of righteousness. The atmosphere of human belief before it accepts sin, sickness, or death; a state of mortal thought, the only error of which is limitation; finity; the opposite of infinity,"




The last verse in Christ and Christmas has no illustration associated with it. The page for the illustration is blank. The previous painting has been called, "The Way." The scene is rich with profound symbolism, but nobody can imagine what the scene will be at the end of the way to infinity. Mary Baker Eddy didn't even attempt to compose a verse for it. She gave the last word to Christ Jesus:

And he the overcometh, and keepeth my
works unto the end, to him will I give
power over the nations:
And I will give him the MORNING STAR.
(Christ Jesus)

The Lord's Prayer:
For God is infinite, all-power,
all Life, Truth, Love, over all, and All.