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Mary Baker Eddy’s Experience During the Civil War

The U.S. Civil War, from 1861 to 1865, had a profound impact on the lives of every American who lived through it. Eddy was no exception; both her son and several friends served, and she herself lived through incredible hardships at a time when the entire country was...

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The Authorship of “The Secret”

This piece, sometimes called "Demonstration," begins, I have learned a great secret, for I have learned how to demonstrate. The piece has been attributed to Eddy, Irving Tomlinson (one of her secretaries), prominent early Christian Science...

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“Present Order of Services”

"Order of Services," (Church Manual 120-121), was originally published in the Christian Science periodicals. In August 1889 Mary Baker Eddy introduced a notice in The Christian Science Journal that, for the first time, mentioned the order of services.Mary B. G....

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Mary Baker Eddy and John Greenleaf Whittier

Eddy was a lifelong admirer of the work of Whittier (1807-1892). An avid scrapbooker, she clipped his poems out of literary magazines, and later quoted his words in her own published writings. The archives also contain an unpublished poem she wrote sometime before...

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