“Mary Baker Eddy, 1821–1910” in Splendid Seniors
Adler, Jack. “Mary Baker Eddy, 1821–1910.” Splendid Seniors: Great Lives, Great Deeds. Nashville, TN: Pearlsong Press, 2007.
Primarily useful for junior high or high school researchers, this brief chapter on Mary Baker Eddy summarizes her life and teaching. It fits the context of the book which is a celebration of the accomplishments of famous people during their senior years. The chapter on Eddy covers some of her significant accomplishments. But, as Adler points out, Eddy had to face considerable criticism, and he supplies several examples. Despite the criticism, Eddy’s new church continued to grow and prosper during her lifetime. Eddy was honored posthumously by induction into the national Women’s Hall of Fame in 1995 and was named in 1998 as one of the 25 “most significant religious figures for Americans in the 20th century” by Religion & Ethics Weekly.
See also annotation:
A World More Bright: The Life of Mary Baker Eddy by Isabel Ferguson and Heather Vogel Frederick