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‘Women of History’

From the March 2017 issue of The Christian Science Journal


In 1887 Mary Baker Eddy observed, “This is woman’s hour, with all its sweet amenities and its moral and religious reforms” (No and Yes, p. 45). The Mary Baker Eddy Library’s archive offers countless opportunities for exploring important contributions that women have made toward a better world. You can read some of their stories in the Library’s blog “Women of History.”

Over the past two years, the Library has featured these accounts highlighting the achievements of women with a variety of connections to Christian Science. Some knew Mary Baker Eddy and worked with her. Some served the Church movement more recently. Others enriched their careers and lifework through their contact with Christian Science.

The first blog in this series explained Susan B. Anthony’s interest in Christian Science and her correspondence with Eddy. Another entry introduced Cora Rigby, a little-known pioneer journalist who headed The Christian Science Monitor’s Washington, DC, bureau and cofounded the National Women’s Press Club. Other blogs have covered artist Violet Oakley; Caroline Getty, who helped establish Christian Science in France; and Helen Wood Bauman, a prolific writer and longtime editor of the Christian Science periodicals.

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