Spirituality and Health
Mary Baker Eddy 1821-1910

One of the most innovative thinkers of her time, Mary Baker Eddy became an author, public speaker, pastor, and founder of a new church and daily newspaper. All this she accomplished after the midpoint of her life.

From childhood Eddy suffered poor health. Conventional medicine offered no relief. She investigated alternative healing therapies and became fascinated by the role of the mind in curing the body. In 1875 she published Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, which detailed her system of healing. Currently, her approach of integrating healing, spirituality, and science is experiencing renewed interest.

By the end of the 19th century, Eddy was one of the most famous authors in the United States. She had challenged conventional thinking in theology, medicine, and science, and she had gained an international following. Today, the Christian Science Church has 2,000 branches and still publishes the Christian Science Monitor.


 Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
by Mary Baker Eddy, 1875