Roger Sherman, C.S.D.

Portrait by Eben F. Comins. Original Longyear Collection.


ROGER SHERMAN, son of Bradford and Martha Sherman, entered the practice of Christian Science in 1883, equipped at first only with the knowledge he had gained from reading Science and Health. In 1884, he had Primary class instruction from Mrs. Eddy at the Massachusetts Metaphysical College in Boston, and the following year attended Normal class, receiving the degree of C.S.B. In 1887, Roger earned his C.S.D. degree. Although he was entitled to teach, Mr. Sherman preferred the healing practice and was listed as a practitioner in The Christian Science Journal from 1884 until 1920. Although headquartered mostly in Chicago, Roger Sherman’s healing work did much to spur the growth of Christian Science in the Midwest.

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