Mary Baker Eddy, trailblazer

Sherry Darling and Jonathon Eder

Mary Baker Eddy was an innovator in religion, publishing, and journalism as well as in institutional leadership. At a time when even well-to-do women were disenfranchised in many avenues of public life, her spiritual journey was one of challenge and inspiration, struggle and triumph, adversity and healing.

Out of it came a revolutionary and bestselling book on spirituality and healing, an international church, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning daily newspaper, as well as monthly and weekly magazines, all of which are still in operation today.

In this lively and informative chat, Sherry Darling, researcher in the archives of The Mary Baker Eddy Library, and Jonathon Eder, the Library's Reference Room Administrator, answer questions from site visitors about, among other things, Mrs. Eddy's healing practice, her Bible collection, and her impact on the publishing industry.

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