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Christian Science Reading Rooms 1887–1910

(Updated January 2019)The beginnings of Christian Science Reading Rooms can be dated to January 1887. According to a later article in The Christian Science Journal, in that month the “Free Dispensary of Christian Science Healing” opened in Boston, possibly...

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Elvis Presley and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

The Library’s Research staff had heard this rumor over the years but like many rumors that come to us for authentication, we’d found no concrete evidence one way or another. Then, in the November 17, 2008, issue of The New Yorker, an article reviewed the work of the...

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The Authorship of “Taking Offense”

Although the question of authorship of "Taking Offense," found on pages 223-24 in Mary Baker Eddy's book, Miscellaneous Writings, has been extensively researched, the answers are still somewhat incomplete. The basic facts are: The first known publication of this...

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The People of Mary Baker Eddy’s Household

The attached PDF gives the approximate times of service for members of Mary Baker Eddy's household. The list has been compiled from a number of sources in the archival collection. Please contact the Research staff if you need more detailed information about these...

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American Christian Science Architecture and its Influence

To best address this topic, we have reproduced an article on the topic by author and former Library Fellow, Paul Ivey. A brief biography of the author is also available. Building Respectability: Christian Science Architecture in the U. S. A. and its Influence in...

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Mary Baker Eddy and Exegesis

Critical analysis of the Bible profoundly shaped Mary Baker Eddy’s major work, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.”

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