This month we’ll examine how the spiritual and secular have intertwined in the development of Thanksgiving as an American holiday, from the early Puritans to Abraham Lincoln to the present. Judy Huenneke, the Library’s Senior Research Archivist, will elaborate on a conversation she had with Dr. Christopher Evans, Professor at the Boston University School of Theology. Together they discuss how Mary Baker Eddy’s experience of Thanksgiving reflects the holiday’s meaning in American culture.
Listen to the full audio program from 2014 here:
“We Gather Together”—Mary Baker Eddy and the Evolution of the Holidays in American Culture
Referenced in this podcast (from the Christian Science Sentinel, “Spead v. Tomlinson”):