Mary Baker Eddy Library, The. “Marietta Webb.” Released 3 February 2020.
Marietta Thomas Webb was one of the first Black American healing practitioners listed in The Christian Science Journal in 1911. While desperately searching for relief for her son’s “debilitating ailments,” Webb found great comfort and healing while reading Mary Baker Eddy’s textbook Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Soon thereafter Webb became a devoted student of Christian Science and eventually, a Journal-listed Christian Science practitioner. Sadly, Marietta Webb would struggle against the Christian Science church’s racial discrimination which designated her as colored in her Journal-listing, a practice that did not stop until after her death. But overall, Webb was a woman of hope and faith. She would write that her persistent trust in the Christian Science message of God’s love would lead humanity out of its “old prejudiced self, into the spiritual sense” of one’s union with God. For more on Webb, listen to this episode of the Mary Baker Eddy Library podcast.
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- Official Christian Science Publication: Yes
- Organizations: The First Church of Christ, Scientist
- Publication Date: 2011-2020
- Resource Types: Article
- Resource Types: Web Resources
- Subjects: Biographies and Chronologies
- Subjects: Branch Churches
- Subjects: Christian Science History after 1910
- Subjects: Church Growth and Change
- Subjects: Church Practices
- Subjects: Healing and Health
- Subjects: Social and Cultural Studies