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.
Boston University Professor of American Intellectual History, Jon Roberts, speaks about Mary Baker Eddy and science and religion in the 19th century.
One of the first women to serve as a U.S. military chaplain, Janet Horton (COL), U.S. Army (retired) recounts a story of challenge and transformation as part of the film, “Our Highest Selfhood,” a celebration of women in leadership.
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.