Bibliography

This is a selected bibliography of books and articles (print and on-line) that may be of interest to readers of this blog. Some are sources of information for this blog, and/or are frequently referenced; some are listed for informational purposes only. Please note that I have not read or reviewed all of these works, and listing of any work here does not mean nor should it imply endorsement by the owner/author of this blog or any guest authors.

Published Materials Critical of Christian Science and/or Mary Baker Eddy:

Barrett, Stephen M.D. “Some Thoughts About Faith Healing.” Quackwatch. 27 December 2009. Web. 30 March 2014.

Bergman, Gerald PhD. “The Christian Science Holocaust.” NESS. The New England Skeptical Society. October 2001. Web. 13 January 2014.

Brenneman, Richard J. Deadly Blessings: Faith Healing on Trial. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books. 1991. Print.

Crazy Christianity: Christian Science.” Common Sense. 3 June 2013. Web. 1 January 2017.

Christian Science.” Apologetics. Rapture Ready. n.d. Web. 3 May 2014.

Christian Science.” RationalWiki. 12 February 2014. Web. 30 March 2014.

Christian Science.” Reachout Trust. Reachout Trust. n.d. Web. 14 January 2014.

Christian Science: Christian or Cult?” Biblical Discernment Ministries. October 2001. Web. 14 January 2014.

Christian Science Cult.” One Way. One Way. n.d. Web. 14 January 2014.

Dakin, Edwin. Mrs. Eddy: The Biography of a Virginal Mind. London, England: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1929. Print.

Damore, Leo. The Crime of Dorothy Sheridan. New York, New York: Dell Publishing. 1992. Print.

Devenish, Gabrielle. “Cults in Culture: Christian Science – A Deadly Religion (Part 7).” CP Church & Ministry. The Christian Post, Inc. 15 December 2011. Web. 26 January 2014.

Fraser, Caroline. God’s Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church. New York, New York: Henry Holt and Company. 1999. Print.

Fraser, Caroline. “Suffering Children and the Christian Science Church.” The Atlantic online. The Atlantic Monthly Company. April 1995. Web. 13 January 2014.

Gardner, Martin. The Healing Revelations of Mary Baker Eddy: The Rise and Fall of Christian Science. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books. 1993. Print.

Greenhouse, Lucia. Fathermothergod: My Journey Out of Christian Science. New York, New York: Random House. 2011. Print.

Greenhouse, Lucia. “My Journey Out of Christian Science.Books for Better Living. Random House, LLC. 24 March 2012. Web. 26 January 2014.

Harkness, Luther D., and Henry C. King. Christian Science and Kindred Delusions. 2003 ed. Whitefish, Montana: Kessinger Publishing. 2003. Print.1

Haushalter, Walter M. Mary Baker Eddy Purloins from Hegel. Walter M. Haushalter. 1936. Print.

Hays, Mary. Learning to Drive. 2003. New York, New York: Anchor Books. Print.

Heywood, Liz. “Christian Science and irresponsible parenting.” onfaith. FaithStreet. 23 March 2010. Web. 14 January 2014.

Jarry, Jonathan. “It’s All in Your Head: A Statement on Which Both Christian Scientists and I Can Agree.” Cracked Science. 18 May 2014. Web. 23 May 2014.

Jewish Christian Scientists in the United States, 1880 – 1925.” Journal of Religion and Society. 2013. Web. 3 May 2013.

Kramer, Linda S., PhD. Perfect Peril: Christian Science and Mind Control. 2000. Print.
NOTE: this book was previously published under the title: The Religion that Kills – Christian Science: Abuse, Neglect, and Mind Control.

Medina, Carol-Anne. Pretend You Don’t See The Elephant: The Family Secrets and Silence of Christian Science. Bloomington, Indiana: Author House. 2005. Print.

Murray, W. John. “A Statement of Facts (excerpt).” Angelfire. Angelfire. n.d. (original publication November 1925). Web. 14 January 2014.

Milmine, Georgine. The Life of Mary Baker G. Eddy and the History of Christian Science. New York, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company. 1909. Reprinted by HardPress Publishing – Miami, Florida. Print.2

Poole, Carolyn. “Why I Left Christian Science: The Personal Testimony of Carolyn Poole.” CRI. Christian Research Institute. 13 April 2009. Web. 13 January 2014.

Samons, Kris. “Christian Science: Mary Baker Eddy and the Bible.” Probe Ministries. 2002. Web. 3 May 2014.

Shallit, Jeffrey. “A Skeptic Looks at Christian Science.Cheriton School of Computer Science. University of Waterloo. 4 March 1999. Web. 13 January 2014.

Simmons, Thomas. The Unseen Shore: Memories of a Christian Science Childhood. Boston, Massachusetts: Beacon Press. 1991. Print.

Surviving the Faith-based Medical Neglect of My Childhood: An Ex-Christian Scientist’s Story.” Friendly Atheist [Blog]. Patheos. 26 February 2010. Web. 14 January 2014.

Swan, Rita. The Last Strawberry. Dublin, Ireland: Hag’s Head Press. 2009. Print.

Swan, Rita. “When Faith Fails Children: Religion-Based Neglect: Pervasive, Deadly…and Legal?“. The Humanist. American Humanist Association. November/December 2000. Web. 26 January 2014.

The Christian Science Church.” Ex-Catholics for Christ. 2004. Web. 3 May 2014.

Tolbert, Keith Edward Vincent. “Testimony of a Former  Christian Scientist.” Skeptic Tank. n.d. Web. 26 January 2014.

Tsoukalas, Steven M. Div. “An open letter to followers of the Christian Science movement.” ChristianAnswers.net. Christian Answers Network. n.d. Web. 1 January 2017.

Twain, Mark. Christian Science. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books. 1993. Print.3

Van, Jon. “Study: Christian Scientists Die Younger.” Chicago Tribune News. Chicago Tribune. 24 September 1989. Web. 13 January 2014.

Wilson, Barbara. Blue Windows: A Christian Science Childhood. New York, New York: Picador USA. 1997. Print.

Published Materials of General Interest Regarding Christian Science and/or Mary Baker Eddy:

Dickey, Adam H. Memoirs of Mary Baker Eddy. Boston, Massachusetts: Merrymount Press. 1927. Print.
NOTE: A re-print was issued in 1986 by Butter Field Books, although its availability is limited.

Gottschalk, Stephen. The Emergence of Christian Science in American Religious Life. Berkeley, California: University of California Press. 1973. Print.

Holleran, Peter. “Mary Baker Eddy and the Neo-Vedantic Origins of Christian Science: Its influence on New-Age thinking, and fundamental misunderstanding.” Mountainrunnerdoc.com. Peter L. Holleran, D.C. n.d. Web. 13 January 2014.

Morgan, Mary Kimball. Education at The Principia. 7th ed. St. Louis, Missouri: The Principia. 1994. Print.

Schoepflin, Rennie B. Christian Science on Trial – Religious Healing in America. Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2003. Print.

Stores, Bruce B. Christian Science: Its Encounter With Lesbian/Gay America. Lincoln, Nebraska: iUniverse, Inc. 2004. Print.

Published Writings of Mary Baker Eddy:

Eddy, Mary B. G. Christ and Christmas. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Board of Directors. 1897. Print.4

Eddy, Mary B. G. Christian Healing. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Board of Directors. 1908. Print.4

Eddy, Mary B. G. Christian Science versus Pantheism. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Board of Directors. 1898. Print.4

Eddy, Mary B. G. The First Church of Christ, Scientist and Miscellany. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Board of Directors. 1913. Print.4

Eddy, Mary B. G. Manual of the Mother Church The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts. 89th ed. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Board of Directors. 1908. Print.4 *

Eddy, Mary B. G. Message to The Mother Church 1900. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Board of Directors. 1900. Print.4

Eddy, Mary B. G. Message to The Mother Church 1901. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Board of Directors. 1901. Print.4

Eddy, Mary B. G. Message to The Mother Church 1902. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Board of Directors. 1902. Print.4

Eddy, Mary B. G. Miscellaneous Writings 1883 – 1896. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Board of Directors. 1896. Print.4

Eddy, Mary B. G. No and Yes. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Board of Directors. 1908. Print.4

Eddy, Mary B. G. The People’s Idea of God–Its Effect on Health and Christianity. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Board of Directors. 1908. Print.4

Eddy, Mary B. G. Pulpit and Press. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Board of Directors. 1895. Print.4

Eddy, Mary B. G. Retrospection and Introspection. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Board of Directors. 1892. Print.4

Eddy, Mary B. G. Rudimental Divine Science. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Board of Directors. 1908. Print.4

Eddy, Mary B. G. Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Board of Directors. 1906. Print.

Eddy, Mary B. G. Unity of Good.  Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Board of Directors. 1908. Print.4

Published Materials Distributed and/or Published by the Christian Science Publishing Society:

A Century of Christian Science Healing. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Publishing Society. 1966. Print.

Armstrong, Joseph, and Margaret Williamson. Building of the Mother Church: The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Publishing Society. 1980. Print.

Cache von Fettweis, Yvonne, and Robert Townsend Warneck. Mary Baker Eddy – Christian Healer. Amplified Ed. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Publishing Society. 2009. Print.

Christian Science Hymnal. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Publishing Society. 1932. Print.

Gill, Gillian. Mary Baker Eddy. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Perseus Books. 1998. Print.

Knapp, Bliss. The Destiny of The Mother Church. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Publishing Society. 1991. Print.

Orcutt, William Dana. Mary Baker Eddy and Her Books. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Publishing Society. 1950. Print.

Peel, Robert. Mary Baker Eddy: The Years of Authority. New York, New York: Holt, Reinhart and Winston. 1977. Print.
NOTE: Published since 1982 by the Christian Science Publishing Society.

Peel, Robert. Mary Baker Eddy: The Years of Discovery. New York, New York: Holt, Reinhart and Winston. 1966. Print.
NOTE: Published since 1972 by The Christian Science Publishing Society.

Peel, Robert. Mary Baker Eddy: The Years of Trial. New York, New York: Holt, Reinhart and Winston. 1971. Print.
NOTE: Published since 1977 by The Christian Science Publishing Society.

Powell, Lyman P. Mary Baker Eddy: A Life Size Portrait. New York, New York: MacMillan Company. 1930. Print.

The Story of Christian Science Wartime Activities: 1939 – 1946. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Publishing Society. 1947. Print.

Tomlinson, Irving. Twelve Years With Mary Baker Eddy. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Publishing Society. 1945. Print.

Wilbur, Sybil. The Life of Mary Baker Eddy. Boston, Massachusetts: The Christian Science Publishing Society. 1908. Print.

Material of General Interest (Not Specific to Christian Science):

Badaracco, Claire Hoertz. Prescribing Faith: Medicine, Media and Religion in American Culture. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press. 2007. Print.

Bednarowski, Mary Farrell. The Religious Imagination of American Women. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. 1999. Print.

Harrison, Guy P. 50 Popular Beliefs That People Think are True. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books. 2012. Print.

Heimlich, Janet. Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books. 2011. Print.

Martin, Walter, Ravi Zacharias, ed. Kingdom of the Cults. Rev. ed. Bloomington, Minnesota: Bethany House Publishers. 2003. Print.

McGaffer, Odin Zeus. Jesus Is Lard: Smelly, Corrupt, and Bad For You. Odin Zeus McGaffer. 2010. Print.

The Student’s Reference Dictionary. Macdoel, California: Keystone Publishers. 1993. Print.

Winell, Marlene Ph.D. Leaving the Fold: A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving Their Religion. Berkeley, California: The Apocryphile Press. 2006. Print.

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1 This is a re-print of a work previously published.

2 This book is a compilation of a series of articles that appeared in McClure’s magazine between January, 1907 through June, 1908 with Georgine Milmine listed as the sole author. It is known that author Willa Cather had extensive involvement in the writing and editing of these articles as well, although the exact extent of her involvement is a subject of some debate. The edition noted here is an exact re-print of the original 1909 edition. There is another re-print available from 1993 which includes an introduction by David Stouck, a former professor at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. The original book is no longer under copyright.

3 This work was originally published in 1907. It is a compilation of essays written by Mark Twain and published in Cosmopolitan magazine, beginning in 1899 when the first one appeared. This book can be read for no charge at Project Gutenberg at this link.

These works are in the public domain and are no longer under copyright. There are a number of different editions and adaptations of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures in publication now, both in print and on-line. Mary Baker Eddy’s previously unpublished writings, wherever they may exist, remain under copyright by the Christian Science Board of Directors and/or The Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity, both in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Throughout this blog, unless indicated otherwise, I will cite the “authorized” editions of Eddy’s writings (those published by The Christian Science Board of Directors). Some of Eddy’s works that are no longer under copyright can be read for no charge at Project Gutenberg.

I would like to acknowledge the author of the blog Kindism, from which many of these biographical listings were gleaned. Please visit their Resources page for more listings of resources of interest.

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