The Healer: The Healing Work of Mary Baker Eddy
Keyston, David Lawson. The Healer: The Healing Work of Mary Baker Eddy. USA: Cross and Crown Publications and Healing Unlimited, 1996.
The boldly stated purpose of this book is to “reveal the Christ-like character of the greatest woman who ever lived” (xiii). No one since Christ Jesus, Keyston claims, has accomplished a fragment of what Mary Baker Eddy did. The book chronicles a history of the healing work performed by Eddy, along with biblical references indicating her fulfillment of biblical prophecy. Keyston finds a direct parallel between the works of Jesus and those of Eddy. “She never once lost a case of healing,” he affirms (ix). Some of the healing accounts are familiar to those who know of Eddy’s works, but others are relatively unknown. Keyston uses both primary and secondary sources for his more than 300 healing accounts, as is documented in his extensive footnotes. Because of the highly unusual nature of some of these accounts, it is well to pay close attention to the sources cited. Whereas some are thoroughly documented by academic historians, others originate from those who broke their affiliation with the Christian Science Church for various reasons. Keyston’s editorial comments support his proposition that Eddy belonged to the scriptural prophecies including Melchisedec and “our Lord Jesus,” identifying Eddy as “the human appearing of the Scriptural prophecies concerning the Daughter of Zion” (196).
ISBN-13 (Softcover): 978-1893107991
ISBN-13 (Hardcover): 978-0964580305
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