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 and speak on spirituality from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I am also an Associate Editor for the Christian Science periodicals. 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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