Fact Checker: Authenticated writings of Mary Baker Eddy and other authors

A variety of writings attributed to Mary Baker Eddy and early Christian Scientists are in circulation. These include essays, articles, prayers, reminiscences, anecdotes, and fragments.

The Mary Baker Eddy Library is working to provide information about the authenticity of these writings. In some instances we are able to verify the documents and their authorship, while many other times we can confirm inauthenticity. On occasion the extant information proves inconclusive.

Consult the list below to learn about documents that we are frequently asked to authenticate. We add new entries on an ongoing basis. If you would like more information about a document that is not listed, or would like to suggest an entry, please contact us at [email protected] or 617-450-7218.

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