Seeking womanhood


Do not forget that an honest, wise zeal, a lowly, triumphant trust, a true heart, and a helping hand constitute man, and nothing less is man or woman.—Mary Baker Eddy, Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 259

Is the world moving toward more spiritually based concepts of womanhood and manhood? What practical implications does this movement of thought have for how you live your life? For your prayers and your work as a healer? Contributing editor LOIS RAE CARLSON, a Christian Science practitioner and teacher in Chicago, talked with our Chicago-based staff writer, Warren Bolon, about these and related issues. Here are excerpts from their conversation.

If you were writing a progress report on humanity's understanding of womanhood and the advancement of women's rights, what would you cite as progress, and what would you put in the "still needs work" category?

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October 22, 2007

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