Mary Baker Eddy
Mary Morse Baker , more known under the name of Mary Baker Eddy (June 16th 1821 with Bow in the New Hampshire - December 3rd 1910 with Chestnut Hill in the Massachusetts) founded the Christian Science and is the author of the book of study of this movement, Science and health with the key of the writings .
According to its account, in February 1866, Mary Baker makes a bad fall on a pavement covered with ice and remains inanimate. The doctor diagnoses a concussion and a consecutive paraplegia with a dislocation of the backbone. To his request, one transports it to it and its state worsens. Whereas it is believed dying, she asks to remain alone with her bible. Here how Mary Baker Eddy describes the continuation:
“The third day after the accident, I asked for my Bible and opened it in the new chapter of Matthieu, verse 2. While I read, the Truth which cures was dawning in my spirit, and the result was that I rose, equipped me and that, thereafter, I was in better health than I it had been before. ” (Written various, p.24)
Always according to its account, it devotes the three years which followed, of 1866 to 1869, with a thorough study of the Bible and works to include/understand and show this system of cure which it calls Christian science . During this period, its possibilities financial being limited, it passes from one pension to the other, while continuing to develop its ideas by the prayer and the study of the Bible, as a practitioner the cure and teaching around it.
For its pupils, she writes a booklet entitled off “Science Man” ( the social science ), for which she obtains a copyright in 1870.
In 1875 it publishes Science and health with the key of the writings which is the fundamental work of Christian Science and contains the complete talk of it. It is translated today into 17 languages like in Braille. In 1877, she marries Asa Gilbert Eddy, one of her pupils who is the first student one to declare expert of Christian Science publicly
During the International exhibition of the book of Paris in 1907, the French government, represented by Aristide Briand, appoints Mary Baker Eddy “Officer of academy”. Did in October 1995, it belong to the ten eight women selected by ? to appear in the American Pantheon of the famous women. September 25th, 2002, the Congress of the United States adopts a resolution unanimously affirming that Mary Baker Eddy “occupied the front of the international scene of alive sound as a founder of the Christian science and was the first woman in the United States to found and direct a religion which became an international movement whose members amount in 139 countries”. Many similar resolutions were adopted in various states and various municipalities of the United States.
Robert Peel, Mary Baker Eddy: The Years off Discovery , Mary Baker Eddy: The Years off Trial , and Mary Baker Eddy: The Years off Authority . The “authorized” biography.
- Mary Baker Eddy, Speaking for herself (ISBN 0879522755)
- Gillian Gill (ISBN 0738202274) 1999 Mary Baker Eddy (Radcliffe Biography Series) H.
- Stefan Zweig Cure by the spirit , 1932, treated on works and the lives of Sigmund Freud, Mary Baker Eddy and Anton Mesmer (extracted commented by S.O.S-Sects).
- " Mary Baker Eddy, a consecrated life with the cure spirituelle" 2003 (www.sciencechretienne.ch)
Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist
- Marie Baker Eddy seen by S.O.S-sects
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