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‘Mary Baker Eddy Mentioned Them’: B. O. Flower

From the January 2016 issue of The Christian Science Journal subscribers can listen to all the podcasts in this series, “Mary Baker Eddy Mentioned Them.” Visit

Mary Baker Eddy’s discovery of Christian Science and founding of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, occurred during a period of political and social ferment in the United States—a time known as the Progressive Era. Everywhere, it seemed, conventional wisdom was being questioned and new ideas were being hatched about fairness, ethics, and how society, industry, and other parts of life should be organized and conducted.