Mary Baker Eddy
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It is from “The Bible and Its Reception” (2013), a reference work which won the prestigious award "Choice Outstanding Academic Title" in 2010. It was an honor to research and write this text.
"Mary Baker Eddy (1821–1910) discovered and founded Christian Science. From childhood until her last years her life is intertwined with Bible reading, Bible interpreting, and Bible living. Her life-time spans the Victorian age, the Civil War, and reaches into the age of scientific discovery and invention. Her unique method of biblical interpretation will be of interest to biblical scholars around the world, independently of the religion she founded and the healing-system she established. Whether it is gender bias or religious fundamentalism that is preventing an unprejudiced look at Eddy’s ideas remains for future scholarship to determine."
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