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 Blackwell, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, Louisa May Alcott, Mary Randolph Custis Lee, Mary Todd Lincoln, Sojourner Truth, Tillie 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!