Living Christian Science: Fourteen Lives
Babbitt, Marcy. Living Christian Science: Fourteen Lives. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, Inc., 1975.
All of the fourteen individuals interviewed for this book were active Christian Scientists for many years, and their life stories represent significant success in their widely diverse careers. They span the globe, from Indonesia, Australia, Nigeria, Argentina, Europe, and the United States, and they were born in the early decades of the twentieth century. Of significance for researchers on Christian Science is the detailed descriptions of the impact Christian Science made on these individuals during the building years of their careers. Unlike the usual testimonials recorded in Christian Science periodicals, these biographical sketches focus more on the way Christian Science established attitudes and worldviews that guided the interviewees during stressful or creative periods of their lives. Many of the stories tell of historical events and the direct encounters the Christian Scientists experienced with them. Examples include an Indonesian dance teacher in a World War II prison camp; a distinguished diplomat facing severe political challenge; an early NASA administrator; an American Black man deeply involved in urban politics; an Argentinian agrarian reformer; a young woman enmeshed in the heavy drug scene; an African seeking opportunity when nothing seemed available; and innovative business men and women.
ISBN-13 (Hardcover): 978-0135388846
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