In 1881, Mary Baker Eddy, the Leader of the Christian Science movement, was specially recognized by the members of the Church she had founded—The Church of Christ, Scientist—for her Christian example and instructions, representing, as they put it, “the highest type of womanhood, or the love that heals” (Mary Baker Eddy, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 52).
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