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Read Þ Mary Baker Eddy Radcliffe Biography Series 106 ☆ ❮EPUB❯ ✻ Mary Baker Eddy Radcliffe Biography Series ✶ Author Gillian Gill – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk In 1866 a frail impoverished invalid middle aged widowed and divorced rose from her bed after a life threatening fall asked for her Bible anRre attack on Mrs Eddy by Joseph Pulitzer and his New York World alleging that she was at least senile and possibly not even alive In this enthralling biography we rediscover Mary Baker Eddy as a radical Christian thinker pioneer in the recognition of mindbody connections survivor of scandal and target of both admiration and scorn from such eminent contemporaries as Mark Twain Gillian Gill's sense of drama her critical acumen and her delicious wit bring to life a brilliant religious leader whose message has new meaning in our ti. Mary Baker Eddy is a tricky person to get a handle on and Gill presents here the most scholarly objective overview in a very long and fraught canon of Eddy biography This definitely supersedes Robert Peel's three volume biography which was good for its time but is outdated and tends toward hagiographyGill was hampered by limited access to sources though she had than any non Church biographer ever has and by a limited understanding of the Christian Science faith itself but no one can say she did the job halfway This is an exhaustive undertaking and not an easy read; it will take you some time The writing style tends toward the ponderous and the speculative almost a necessity with a figure as controversial and slippery as Eddy and Gill inserts far too much of herself into the textThat is not to say this is a bad book; it's really uite good Just that any reader should have an idea of its flaws in mind and that the definitive biography of Eddy has yet to be written

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Did she prepare for her illustrious career during her years of obscurity and what was her inspiration for the healing practices and doctrine of Christian Science Gillian Gill a non Christian Science Scientist scholar who managed to win unparalleled access to the Church archives offers here an entirely new look at Mary Baker EddyFor the first time readers will see the extraordinary leadership skills exercised by Mrs Eddy despite the repressive forces facing women in her time For the first time we learn the full story of the biza. Such clear writing taking a controversial subject and making it easy to understand especially her way of recognizing all the different sources and previous bios of MBE Read her book of Florence Nightingale and really appreciated the feminist perspective she brought to that subject and her perspective for MBE was especially appealing to me Too often I think we guys do not understand what women and especially 19th women went throughHer description of the steps she took to get almost full access to the archives of the Mother Church really had the feel of investigative journalism I knew of her from my youth but being told she may have been the most powerful women in the early 20th Century really amazed me but with 800000 followers and a relative fortune I can see it Gillian Gill captured I believe her drive cantankerousness philosophy but important she told one hell of a great story One needs no background in Christian Science to really enjoy this book

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Mary Baker Eddy Radcliffe Biography SeriesIn a Eddy Radcliffe Epub #219 frail impoverished invalid middle aged widowed and divorced rose from her bed after a Mary Baker Epublife threatening fall asked for her Bible and took the first steps toward the founding of the Christian Baker Eddy Radcliffe PDF #203 Science Church Four decades later she was revered as their leader by thousands of churches in the US and Europe had founded a national newspaper and had become probably the most powerful woman in AmericaWho was this astonishing woman the mother of the Mother Church How. Not so much a biography as a history of Mary Baker Eddy and the times in which she lived which influenced many of her activities and decisions It is certainly a wonderfully researched well documented and objective 'warts and all' examination if not a little dry in some spots In the end though she emerges most human; complex and inconsistent but with an insatiable desire to devote herself to studying the Science she discovered