Fact Checker: Authenticating writings attributed to 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 Library provides information about the authenticity of these writings. In some instances we are able to verify the authorship of documents. At other times we can confirm that they are inauthentic. On occasion the extant information is inconclusive.
Consult the list below to learn about documents that we are frequently asked to authenticate. 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.
Here’s what we know and what we don’t.
He did…but he didn’t create it himself.
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...
Here’s the answer to one of our most frequently asked questions.
Read about what seems to be a compilation of several different items.