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Mary Baker Eddy’s discovery: 150 years young today!

I have just posted a new blog on Medium called: 7 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Mary Baker Eddy 150 years ago today (February 4, 1866), a New England woman recovered from an injury expected to be fatal. But she was no ordinary woman. Mary Baker Eddy was a spiritual thinker who for decades […]

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Someone you know might need to feel a deeper connection this Christmas…

‘Give us this day our daily bread’. Many know these words from The Lord’s Prayer, spoken by Jesus. But are they just a petition for nourishment or could they even be protesting against a deeper loneliness? A woman who suffered many lonely times herself thought so. She penned a ‘spiritual interpretation’ of this plea: ‘Give […]

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An early case of trial by media? Mary Baker Eddy and the ‘Next Friends’ Suit’

A colleague found a short, scholarly article on the web called ‘The “Next Friends” Suit: Mary Baker Eddy, and The Church of Christ Scientist’, on Trial. It is published by Sacred History Magazine and written by Lorin Geitner, Law Librarian at Chapman University Law School.  My colleague wrote: “The article gives a fair account of the trial of Mrs Eddy […]

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Mary Baker Eddy – an “Inspiring Religious Thinker”

Mary Baker Eddy has been included in a Huffington Post listing of “Quotes by Inspiring Religious Thinkers”.  She is listed alongside such luminaries as The Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mother Teresa, as well as more historical figures such as Maimonides and Rumi… Have a look at slide 26 in “Interfaith Quotes by Religious Thinkers” to see which […]

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For International Women’s Day: Innovation through inspiration – Mary Baker Eddy

International Women’s Day and US National Women’s History Month coincide today, March 8, 2013. The theme of the latter is Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. To celebrate this annual focus on women we have a guest blog on a woman whose innovation was the result of a very pragmatic inspiration […]

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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 […]

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“When we’re standing for the rights of humanity to be seen and not be invisible, that’s a very spiritual thing”

Is democracy just for nations, or also for work locations? Are our work environments fear-based or freedom-centred? How come a 21st century woman with a passion for workplace democracy finds inspiration in the life and ideas of a spiritual leader from the nineteenth century? Could the local setup of a global church be seen as a […]

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MARY BAKER EDDY: “Age is no barrier to achieving”

What happens around the middle years of a normal, healthy life? In The Connection this week, Assistant District Manager Melvyn Howe has blogged on his experience which shows a midlife crisis is by no means a foregone conclusion.  The midlife years can be stepping stones to renewal. He also points to scientific research suggesting his […]

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A scholar notes the role of Mary Baker Eddy

This blog is by Washington State, USA, colleague Bill Scott. It was first published as Book Review: “The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine” – Part 1 on Blogcritics. Do our thoughts impact our health? Dr. Anne Harrington, chair of the history of science department at Harvard University, has been researching this question for many years.  Convinced […]

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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… […]

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