Peter Henniker-Heaton: Man of Joy
Schuette, Kim M. Peter Henniker-Heaton: Man of Joy. Self, 2021.
Schuette’s biography of Peter Henniker-Heaton traces the course of his life with each significant chapter accompanied by selections from his writings, focusing on his poetry. Schuette’s purpose is to “present the spiritual ideas of this prolific writer in chronological order, setting them in the context of his life” (xiv). Henniker-Heaton’s work experience included administrative posts in the British Admiralty, assistant editor of Punch Magazine in England, editorship of the Christian Science Monitor’s Home Forum page, editorial consultant to the Christian Science Board of Directors, and associate editor of the Christian Science church periodicals. But what evoked his wisdom and deep spirituality was a 1945 healing of ten years of paralysis, including being bedridden during the bombing of London. His healing came about gradually through persistent prayer based on his study of Christian Science, and help from Christian Science healing practitioners. The biography also includes reminisces of friends and colleagues, and testimonies of healing brought about by those who were inspired by Henniker-Heaton’s writing. Overall, Schuette explores the source for Henniker-Heaton’s equanimity and joy. In addition to the usual online outlets, this book is available on the Longyear.org website.
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- Availability: Library or Purchase
- Official Christian Science Publication: No
- Publication Date: 2021-Today
- Resource Types: Book
- Subjects: Biographies and Chronologies
- Subjects: Christian Science History after 1910
- Subjects: Christian Science Outside the US
- Subjects: Healing and Health
- Subjects: Science and Health Book