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PURCHASE THE DIGITAL COLLECTION (2013)
Mary Baker Eddy
B. 7.16.1821 Bow, New Hampshire / D. 12.3.1910 Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Passed from our sight
How did Christian Science survive Mark Twain’s book on the subject? Satirical textual analysis never stopped anyone from wishing they could cheat death—and Mrs. Eddy's genius for publicity outlived everyone she plagiarized.
You grew up near the scene of her Fall in Lynn? Close enough to smell the ice.
Is Christian Science a way of living longer than expected? Not if you’re Jean Harlow.
On at least one occasion, your mother gave aspirin to the little Christian Science girls, your sister’s friends, who lived around the block—what was the source of her resistance to their family’s beliefs? Jean Harlow’s pain, and oral tradition: During the first and only Christian Science meeting she ever attended, my mother’s curious aunt Eloise saw a woman drop dead.
Loss of faith swifter than prayer? To Eloise it looked like a heart attack.
Consolation site: One Who Knew Her
Consolation site: One Who Read Her
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