MARY BAKER EDDY: Positive bio-blog as “a Civil War Woman”.

The Civil War Women blog – subtitled “Women Of The Civil War And Reconstruction Eras 1849-1877″ – posted a positive biography of “The Founder of Christian Science” Mary Baker Eddy in its “Women in Religion” section.

It begins: Mary Baker Eddy (1821–1910) was an influential American author, teacher and religious leader, noted for her groundbreaking ideas about spirituality and health, which she named Christian Science. She articulated those ideas in her major work, Science and Health (1875). Four years later she founded the Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, which today has branch churches and societies around the world…

Section titles are: 

              • Childhood and Early Years
              • Marriage and Family
              • Science and Health
              • Later Years

By being featured in this blog site, Mary Baker Eddy joins the eminent company of Civil War era peers such as Dr. Elizabeth BlackwellHarriet Beecher StoweHarriet TubmanLouisa May AlcottMary Randolph Custis LeeMary Todd LincolnSojourner TruthTillie Pierce.

The piece concludes by saying:

Mary Baker Eddy died on the evening of December 3, 1910 at her home at age 89. She was buried on December 8, 1910 at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which is now marked by a circle of columns overlooking a small pond. At the time of her passing she was a household name.

Today, almost 1,700 Christian Science churches are active in 76 countries throughout the world. People from all walks of life continue to practice this religion and use the system of health that Eddy codified more than a century ago.

You can read the full biography here!

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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.

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One Comment on “MARY BAKER EDDY: Positive bio-blog as “a Civil War Woman”.”

  1. valneedham
    October 1, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    This is a very good summary of the life and work of Mary Baker Eddy. I shall be pleased to share it.

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