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Myth: A Phone in Mary Baker Eddy’s Tomb

There is a long standing and false rumor that a telephone was installed in Mary Baker Eddy’s tomb at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. While the rumor is false, it seems to be based on circumstances after her death on December 3, 1910. Following...

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The Evolution of the Tenets of Christian Science

In the chapter titled “Recapitulation” in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy asks and answers a series of questions as she offers a summary of her theology. Page 497 of this chapter includes the following: Question. — Have Christian...

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Bible Translations Used by Mary Baker Eddy

Mary Baker Eddy quoted several translations in her published works. She was also deeply interested in Bible research and consulted numerous reference works on the Scriptures. See below for a list of the translations that she quotes, as well as books that were in her...

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How did Mary Baker Eddy get around in the wintertime?

Whenever there was the least bit of snow, enough to make the roads at all passable, we used to take the wheels off of her carriage and put on the runners. We had a couple of strings of silver bells for the horses and on a nice frosty day it made a pretty sight to see...

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Was grace said before meals in Mary Baker Eddy’s household?

We have found some information on this topic in reminiscences written by members of her household. At Chestnut Hill, where Eddy lived from 1908-1910, there was no established procedure for saying grace before meals. Sometimes Eddy would pass the word not to have any...

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