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.
Hear an audiocast of our 90-minute program, which delves into Mary Baker Eddy’s correspondence with her students, shedding new light on the practice of healing. We also discuss how Christian Scientists have built on the foundation of healing since Eddy’s time.
Boston University Professor of American Intellectual History, Jon Roberts, speaks about Mary Baker Eddy and science in the 19th century.
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.
Dr. Sherry Darling, Lead Researcher and Editor of The Mary Baker Eddy Papers, describes documentary editing of the Mary Baker Eddy Library collection.