Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2008

Abstract

“The Mother Church” analyzes the influence of literary sentimentalism on the writings and doctrine of Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science. Having attempted a career as a sentimental poet in her early life, Eddy imported sentimental notions of motherhood and parent-child separation into Christian Science belief and iconography.

Document Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1162/tneq.2008.81.3.438

Publication Information

The New England Quarterly

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