We Are All Scientists: On Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science
Eddy’s lifetime of illness, and her encounters with medical therapies, poised her as an instrument of revelation.
Science and Health with Keys to the Scripture
Adrian Shirk is the author of And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy , narrative expeditions of American women prophets and spiritual icons, from Counterpoint Press. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Atlas Obscura, The Morning News and others. She teaches women's studies and creative writing at Pratt Institute, and lives on the border of the Bronx and Yonkers, with her husband Sweeney and Quentin the cat.
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