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‘Mary Baker Eddy Mentioned Them’: Daniel Webster

From the September 2015 issue of The Christian Science Journal


The Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, cites Daniel Webster twice in her Prose Works to dismiss the view that Christianity is “fit only for women and weak men. ” To refute this claim, so belittling of the exercise of spiritual power, she quotes two decidedly not weak men: the French emperor Napoleon, who changed the face of Europe by force of arms, and New Englander Daniel Webster, who moved a new nation by the power of his words.