In this book, Mr. Greenwood traces the spiritual unfoldment of civilization from the Garden of Eden to the present time when Christian Science was discovered. He places Mrs. Eddy and her discovery in proper relationship to the progressive development of world history.
He writes in his introduction: “The following pages are the outgrowth of Bible study, undertaken during the late years for the special purpose of tracing the rise, development, and course of that great spiritual movement spoken of in the Scriptures under the name of Israel, and at the same time of arriving at a better understanding of the relation which undoubtedly exists between prophecy and history, particularly with reference to the present period and events. . . . The footsteps of Israel, therefore, are the footsteps of humanity spiritually awakening to the facts of divinity.”