How religion, culture, and politics shaped Boston in the late 19th century, where new movements crisscrossed with old. Features Dr. James O’Toole, Clough Millenium Professor of History, Boston College; Dr. Margaret Bendroth, Executive Director, Congregational Library and Archives; Dr. Christopher Evans, Professor of the History of Christianity and Methodist Studies, Boston University School of Theology; and Judy Huenneke, Senior Research Archivist, The Mary Baker Eddy Library.
Historians and scholars discuss religion, gender, and health movements in 19th- and early 20th-century Boston—including Mary Baker Eddy’s intersection with “muscular Christianity.” Speakers include Dr. Clifford Putney, Bentley College; Dr. Margaret Bendroth, Congregational Library and Archives; Jonathon Eder, The Mary Baker Eddy Library; and Dr. Christopher Evans (moderator), Boston University School of Theology.
Watch the replay of our discussion which explored one faith tradition within the larger context of military ministry. For Christian Scientists—as for all denominations—chaplaincy requires a capacity to respond to the spiritual and emotional needs of individuals from all faith perspectives, drawing on the foundation of one’s own beliefs.
Boston University Professor of American Intellectual History, Jon Roberts, speaks about Mary Baker Eddy and science and religion in the 19th century.
Peacemaking and Military Chaplaincy — Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore of the Boston University School of Theology
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Moore of the Boston University School of Theology on the call of military ministry and “walking into the midst of tensions” as a peacemaker.