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Mary Baker Eddy’s calling—and our own

From the May 2018 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Have you ever thought of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, as having a calling from God? She discovered, demonstrated, and articulated the scientific laws of Christian healing that enable anyone to heal by the means with which Christ Jesus healed. Did she have a sense of being called by God to make that remarkable, revolutionary discovery and to found a religious movement and denomination based on that discovery? I spoke with Michael Hamilton, Executive Director of The Mary Baker Eddy Library, and Judy Huenneke, the Library’s Senior Research Archivist, to try to understand this more deeply, and what it means for us today.