Dr. Sara Georgini talks about her book Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family, leading into a discussion of how thinkers like Mary Baker Eddy and the Adamses engaged with the pressing questions of religious relevance in a modernizing world.
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.
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.