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June 4, 2012
Part I of this article was posted on the Longyear Museum website in early April 2012. It offers a glimpse of Sue Harper’s upbringing in Mississippi, her prominent role as the wife of Major Livingston Mims in Atlanta, and the encounter with Christian Science that brought her gracious deliverance from fifteen years of suffering to robust health. Part II describes her indomitable faith and defiance of convention as she went on to become a “formidable exponent” of Christian Science in the South and other parts of the country, and an important pioneer in the early Christian Science movement.
April 2, 2012
On the occasion of the dedication of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Atlanta, in April 1899, Mary Baker Eddy wrote a warm benediction to the fledgling church: In spirit I enter your inner sanctuary, your heart's heart, breathing a benediction for God's largess. He surely will not shut me out from your presence, and the ponderous walls of your grand cathedral cannot prevent me from entering where the heart of a Southron has welcomed me. (The Christian Science Journal, May 1899, p. 82, and The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 188) This church in the deep South had begun modestly when a group of individuals met for Christian Science services in the home of a prominent Atlantan and convert to Christian Science, Sue Harper Mims. Mrs. Mims would soon become not only a central force in the upbuilding of the Atlanta Church, but a successful practitioner and teacher of Christian Science, and an eminent spokeswoman for this cause in the South. As one of the first two women to be appointed to the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, she lectured over a period of fifteen years to thousands all across the United States.
February 6, 2012
“My Beloved Brethren:
“…Guided by the pillar and the cloud, this little church that built the first temple for Christian Science worship shall abide steadfastly in the faith of Jesus’ words: ‘Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom’….”
January 2, 2012
On the first day of January, 1899, I witnessed, at Schofield, Wisconsin, the dedication of a Christian Science church built by children, and as the history of the enterprise very profoundly interested me, I beg to tell the story of their demonstration to the readers of the Journal.
September 26, 2011
This photograph of Mary Armstrong was made in 1886, shortly after she was healed in Christian Science of a case doctors had pronounced incurable by medicine. Mary Armstrong and her husband Joseph Armstrong were two pivotal early workers in the Christian Science movement, both making significant contributions to Christian Science in the west and in Boston.
March 1, 2011
In recognition of Women’s History Month, Longyear Museum has selected from its collection a published interview with Clara Barton, a remarkable woman in her own right, in which she speaks out about her contemporary, Mary Baker Eddy— that she is the “nation’s greatest woman.”
December 6, 2010
In 1939 a small but beautiful book titled Christ My Refuge: One of the Seven Hymns by Mary Baker Eddy was published by the Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker Eddy. The text in this unique volume is embellished with vibrant, colorful illuminations. An “Appreciation” by the publishers notes that “The healing truths in the poems by Mary Baker Eddy used as hymns in the Christian Science Hymnal serve to uplift faith and to heal humanity.”
November 1, 2010
We get something of a snapshot of Minneapolis Christian Science Pioneer Emma A. Thompson’s approach to the healing work from the assistance she gave to a young Christian Science practitioner who had agreed to fill in for her when Mrs. Thompson travelled to the East Coast.
October 4, 2010
From the time she completed Mary Baker Eddy’s 1898 Normal Class, Abigail Thompson had focused her life on helping and healing others in Christian Science. The result would be a thriving Minneapolis, Minnesota practice that included remarkable cases of healing that overruled a doctor’s diagnosis of incurability.
September 13, 2010
Image Gallery for September 2010, Part Two of a two-part series: Meet some more of the people who staffed Mary Baker Eddy's last home — a selection of historic photos from the Longyear Museum collection. Part One of this image gallery appeared on the Longyear website in June 2010.