Mary Baker Eddy

mbe-2-2Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910) discovered and founded Christian Science. Raised in a Puritan home, she loved and studied the Bible throughout her life. Often ill growing up, she experimented unsuccessfully with multiple healthcare systems. A turning point occurred in 1866 when she had a severe fall, and after three days was not improving. She then asked for her Bible and became completely well after reading two ofJesus’healings. Throughout her life she’d been able to heal others, but now she understood the science behind the activity. Eddy became a public speaker, teacher, and best-selling author. She founded a college for teaching Christian Science healing, an international church, and multiple publications, including the award-winning newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor.

“Mary Baker Eddy (1821–1910) was an influential American author, teacher, and religious leader, noted for her ground breaking ideas about spirituality and health, which she named Christian Science. She articulated those ideas in her major work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,first published in 1875…”

—Excerpt from the section on Mary Baker Eddy’s life at

Mary Baker Eddy continues to be regarded as one of history’s more remarkable figures. There are several online resources that explain more about Mrs. Eddy’s accomplishments.

Our Christian Science Reading Room has Science and Health as well as many resources and biographies on the life of Mary Baker Eddy.