Mary Baker Eddy

Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science

19th century photo of her

Who was Mary Baker Eddy?

She has been described as a healer, an author, a publisher, a religious leader, and a reformer. She is the Discoverer of Christian Science and Founder of the Christian Science church, establishing a worldwide organization; the author of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, an invaluable textbook on prayer and spiritual healing; and publisher of an international daily newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor. These were remarkable accomplishments for anyone, especially a woman in the 19th century.

There has been a renewed interest in Mary Baker Eddy and all that she contributed and accomplished through her life's work. A few years ago, she was honored in the National Women's Hall of Fame. A traveling exhibit on her life toured cities in the U.S., and a new biography of her life, Mary Baker Eddy by Dr. Gillian Gill, was published, adding to the numerous biographies already available. A great deal of information, including archives of original materials documenting her life are available in the Mary Baker Eddy Library on the Christian Science Plaza in Boston.

Mary Baker Eddy authored seven inspirational poems that are included in the Christian Science Hymnal. You can read these poems on this page.

There is a brief biographical sketch of Mrs. Eddy's life at the What Is Christian Science? Website and much more at the Mary Baker Eddy Library Website.

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