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...

The Publication of Eddy’s Poem, “The Old Man of the Mountain”

Mary Baker Eddy’s poem “The Old Man of the Mountain” was first published in The Floral Wreath, and Ladies’ Monthly Magazine, July, 1844. The author is listed as “Mrs. G. W. Glover”—Mary Baker Eddy was married to George Washington Glover until his death in 1844....

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...

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...