200 years on, and STILL going strong? Looking forward to a special anniversary with a question…

The first blog in our “100 years on, and still going strong” series commemorating the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science 100 years after her passing was the 100th blog on this site, and having closed that series with the 200th blog mark we want to celebrate today’s anniversary of her birth with a question…

How would we wish to see people increasingly recognise the continued resonance of Mary Baker Eddy’s life and ideas in science, theology, and medicine – and in other aspects of society – between now and the 200th anniversary of her birth…exactly ten years away, on July 16, 2021?

I invite your ideas in the comments section below.

About these ads

Tags: , , , ,

Categories: Mary Baker Eddy, Spirituality and Society, Women's spiritual leadership

Author:Tony Lobl

I write on spirituality and health for a diversity of online media outlets, from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I have been published by the Independent, the Washington Post, the Guardian, E-Hospice, MindBodyGreen and The Christian Science Monitor and I post regularly on the Huffington Post UK and BuzzFeed. In addition to writing and broadcast appearances I enjoy engaging with journalists, academics, health professionals and government officials about the possibilities for improving health outcomes through a greater emphasis on spirituality in healthcare and social care. I've also greatly valued the many opportunities I have had to travel globally for my church and to meet people around the world. My wife Jenny and I spent 10 years in Boston, USA, before returning to London in 2002, to take on a role as the media and legislative liaison for Christian Science in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the impact of spirituality on health caught my attention and re-shaped my career.

If you want to keep updated...

Subscribe to our RSS feed and social profiles to receive updates.

3 Comments on “200 years on, and STILL going strong? Looking forward to a special anniversary with a question…”

  1. Courtenay Rule
    May 23, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    I would love to see increased recognition of spiritual healing as a reality – to have it taken more seriously in its own right. And I hope there will also be more recognition of Mary Baker Eddy herself and her role in the revival of Christian healing. Although there were some other healing movements in other denominations during her time, hers – as far as I’m aware – was the first Christian movement in modern times to be founded with spiritual healing as an essential and integral part of its theology, right from the start.

  2. July 16, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

    Perhaps one day, Mary Baker Eddy will be regarded with the respect that Edison, Bell, or Einstein are…..for her discovery and application of scientific Christianity to the field of healing. And, …the fields of finance, transportation, education, human relationships, discovery–

  3. clpierce
    July 17, 2011 at 3:27 am #

    I hope people will come to understand the following:
    1. That Christian Science (CS) isn’t a threat to their beliefs but rather a door to be opened that might expand their beliefs and understanding of Diety.
    2. Exploring Eddy’s ideas doesn’t require an “either/or” approach.
    3. That spiritual healing is natural and normal and not the exception.

Let me know what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,735 other followers

%d bloggers like this: