“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.
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Stokes, C. (2008). The Mother Church: Mary Baker Eddy and the Practice of Sentimentalism. The New England Quarterly, 81(3), 438-461. doi: 10.1162/tneq.2008.81.3.438
The New England Quarterly