Inspired by the book, Mary Baker Eddy Mentioned Them, from The Christian Science Publishing Society
Mary Baker Eddy mentioned over 180 individuals in her published writings, many of whom are well known today, and others less so––Ptolemy, Jahr, Polycarp, Louis Agassiz, Florence Nightingale ... and many more! From mathematicians and astronomers to historians and philanthropists, Christian Scientists from a wide range of backgrounds and experience share some historical facts, some thoughts of their own, and of course what Mary Baker Eddy said about these people.
Mary Baker Eddy mentions the beloved 25th President of the United States, William McKinley, in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany. In this Journal podcast Rosalie Dunbar gives a brief overview of McKinley’s career and the many world events during his presidency which Mrs. Eddy addressed in her writings.
Mary Baker Eddy mentions the English reformer and Bible translator John Wycliffe in her Message to The Mother Church for 1902 on page 16. In this Journal podcast Christian Science practitioner George Moffett shares a brief history of Wycliffe’s life, including the first-ever English translation of the Bible.
Mary Baker Eddy mentions the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus in Christian Healing on page 3. In this Journal podcast Christian Science practitioner and teacher Mary Alice Rose provides some background on this important figure whose writings have been invaluable in developing a better understanding of the New Testament era.
Mary Baker Eddy mentions Sir Isaac Newton in her Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896 on page 22. In this Journal podcast astrophysicist Laurance Doyle gives context to that passage by filling us in on Newton and his discovery of the law of universal gravitation.
Mary Baker Eddy mentions Clara Barton in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany on page 296.