In the Preface of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, which sets forth the divine Science of Mind-healing that Jesus practiced, Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “Future ages must declare what the pioneer has accomplished” (p. vii). This occasional “Mary Baker Eddy and . . .” series looks at how the life and ideas of this extraordinary woman have pointed the way, and continue to point the way, to individual and collective spiritual progress.
“The time for thinkers has come.” Not exactly a quote you’d expect from a religious textbook written by a woman well over a century ago, when women were seldom afforded a public platform. But Mary Baker Eddy was not exactly the conventional figure you might find in the history of Christianity. I knew I would never be the same after reading her seminal work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.