Mary Baker Eddy: A Life Size Portrait
Powell, Lyman P. Mary Baker Eddy: A Life Size Portrait. Boston: The Writings of Mary Baker Eddy, (1930) 1992.
Powell’s 1930 work intentionally challenges Dakin’s Biography of a Virginal Mind. It also contrasts with Powell’s 1907 work, Christian Science: The Faith and Its Founder, which presented a far more negative view of Christian Science and Mary Baker Eddy. Powell, an Episcopal clergyman and college president, as well as a prolific writer, had considerable access to the Christian Science Church’s historical records, which were just beginning to be collected in 1930. Perhaps A Life Size Portrait is most notable for its extensive use of early church records, which were not generally available for research until the opening of The Mary Baker Eddy Library in 2002.
ISBN-13 (Softcover): 978-1179132471
ISBN-13 (Hardcover): 978-1355718024
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- Availability: Library or Purchase
- Controversy: Lawsuits
- Controversy: Next Friends Suit
- Official Christian Science Publication: Yes
- Organizations: The First Church of Christ, Scientist
- People: Dakin, Edwin Franden
- People: Eddy, Mary Baker
- People: Emerson, Ralph Waldo
- People: Peabody, Frederick W.
- People: Quimby, Phineas
- Publication Date: 1911-1955
- Resource Types: Book
- Subjects: Biographies and Chronologies
- Subjects: Christian Science Monitor
- Subjects: Polemic Literature and Responses