Mary Baker Eddy: A New Look at Her Place in Bible Prophecy
Wright, Helen M. Mary Baker Eddy: A New Look at Her Place in Bible Prophecy. Self, 1980.
Wright, a former Christian Science practitioner, compiled notes from her weekly seminars over a period of twenty years for this book. Like other independent Christian Scientists who love Christian Science but conceive it differently from the sanctioned teachings of the Church, Wright challenges contemporary Christian Scientists to reevaluate Christian Science based on her higher understanding. Her primary aim is to show Eddy’s place in biblical prophecy, and secondarily to show that Eddy laid the foundations for “ushering in a totally new structure of consciousness” (iii). Wright claims it had been thought unwise and untimely in the past to give the impression to the world that Eddy is the woman in Revelation 12. Wright sees how a growing understanding of Christian Science would enable one to make distinctions “between a time-ridden person—a person who was born and dies at a certain time—being the woman of the Apocalypse, and the timeless symbol of the woman of the Apocalypse whom Mrs. Eddy typified” (209). Wright teaches that Eddy “began where Jesus left off,” and this is the reason “the moon is under her feet” (252); and that it is no wonder that Eddy loved the scriptures because they testified of her and foretold her divine mission to complete the works of Jesus.
ISBN-13 (Softcover): 978-0960464807
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