“Getting into the Spirit”
Kniffel, Leonard. “Getting into the Spirit.” American Library Association 34, no. 5 (2003): 36–40.
Kniffel describes The Mary Baker Eddy Library as “not merely a neutral public-information repository,” but “… dedicated to the betterment of humanity, the quest for meaning, and the achievements of one remarkable woman” (36). The ‘quest for meaning’ is best described by Stephen Danzansky, then the Library’s Chief Executive: “This is not a doctrinal library…it is really about providing common ground for people to explore the power of ideas throughout history to inspire individuals to shape the world” (38). Kniffel provides a physical description of the Library building as well as its contents, such as the research and reference rooms, the Hall of Ideas programming space, and a Quest Gallery of interactive exhibits focusing on Mary Baker Eddy’s role as a spiritual seeker and author.
Print ISSN: 0002-9769
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- Availability: Online - Academic Credentials or Fee
- Official Christian Science Publication: No
- Organizations: Mary Baker Eddy Library
- People: Eddy, Mary Baker
- Publication Date: 2001-2010
- Resource Types: Article
- Subjects: Biographies and Chronologies
- Subjects: Church Growth and Change
- Subjects: Social and Cultural Studies