The Resource God's perfect child : living and dying in the Christian Science Church, Caroline Fraser

God's perfect child : living and dying in the Christian Science Church, Caroline Fraser

Label
God's perfect child : living and dying in the Christian Science Church
Title
God's perfect child
Title remainder
living and dying in the Christian Science Church
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Fraser
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Millions of Americans - from Lady Astor to Carol Burnett, Ginger Rogers to H.R. Haldeman - have been touched by the teachings of the Church of Christ, Scientist. Founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1879, Christian Science is based on the idea that an intense contemplation of the perfection of God and His creation man can heal all ills - an extreme expression of the fundamental American faith in self-reliance. In this investigation, Caroline Fraser, herself raised in a Scientist household, shows how the Church transformed itself from a small, eccentric sect into a politically powerful and socially respectable religion. And she explores the human cost of Christian Science's remarkable rise."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fraser, Caroline
Dewey number
289.5/09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX6931
LC item number
.F73 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Church of Christ, Scientist
  • Christian Science
  • Christian Science
Label
God's perfect child : living and dying in the Christian Science Church, Caroline Fraser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-537) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • God's perfect child : At the first Church of Christ, Scientist, Mercer Island ; Raising the dead ; The cross and the crown ; I tip my hat -- pt. I. Mary Baker Eddy: "Mere historic incidents" : "A very general acquaintance" ; "Mere historic incidents" ; "An agreeable variety of pain" ; Mother Mary ; "Gems of truth" and "dewdrops of wisdom" ; Doctor P.P. Quimby and his disciple ; The fall in Lynn ; Healing and head-rubbing ; Science and Health, first edition ; "A touch of fanaticism" ; "I shall never again trust a man" ; "Take up Spofford" ; "A demonic strain" ; Science and Health, second and third editions ; "Mesmeric poison" -- pt. II. "You will have to learn to love me more": Mrs. Eddy builds her empire : Footman Frye ; The Boston craze ; "Mind-quacks" ; At the Massachusetts Metaphysical College ; Metaphysical obstetrics ; Another son ; The Mother Church ; M.A.M. at Pleasant View ; "A power not one's own" ; The C.O.P. and "the corrective work" ; Mark Twain and "that shameless old swindler, Mother Eddy" ; Radical reliance and Mrs. Eddy's teeth ; The "excelsior extension" and the "next friends" ; Willa Cather's secret ; "Call it the Christian Science Monitor" ; The Stetson problem ; "A combination of sinners that was fast" ; Science and Health, 1910 edition ; Postscript: "Mrs. Eddy's place."
  • pt. III. "Nothing has gone right since 1910": Christian Science after death : The telephone in the tomb ; The great litigation ; Lady Astor leads the way ; Nothing succeeds like supply ; "Three cheers for the Christian Scientists" ; Healing in Hollywood ; "The blight that failed" ; Paul Revere rides again ; Behind the scenes with the metaphysicians ; "The President's son of a bitch" ; The Kerry letters -- pt. IV. "God's law": Christian Science goes to court : Breaking the law ; Writing the law ; The child cases ; Gaslight ; Fruitage ; Inside the sanatoriums ; The child cases come to Boston -- pt. V. "God's requirement": Christian Science on the air : Mrs. Eddy and Mr. Ed -- "To live for all mankind" ; "Betting the company" ; "One spooky operation" ; "USA yesterday" ; "The big room" ; The dissidents and The Destiny of the Mother Church ; The facts ; "Schisms in our church" ; A cancer ; "My child is dead" -- pt. VI "God will do the rest": resurrecting Christian Science : "God will do the rest" ; Science and Health for the new age ; Accentuating the positive ; Eliminating the negative ; Remarkable providences
Control code
ocm40783869
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 561 pages
Isbn
9780805044300
Isbn Type
(hb : alk. paper)
Lccn
99017535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)40783869
Label
God's perfect child : living and dying in the Christian Science Church, Caroline Fraser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-537) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • God's perfect child : At the first Church of Christ, Scientist, Mercer Island ; Raising the dead ; The cross and the crown ; I tip my hat -- pt. I. Mary Baker Eddy: "Mere historic incidents" : "A very general acquaintance" ; "Mere historic incidents" ; "An agreeable variety of pain" ; Mother Mary ; "Gems of truth" and "dewdrops of wisdom" ; Doctor P.P. Quimby and his disciple ; The fall in Lynn ; Healing and head-rubbing ; Science and Health, first edition ; "A touch of fanaticism" ; "I shall never again trust a man" ; "Take up Spofford" ; "A demonic strain" ; Science and Health, second and third editions ; "Mesmeric poison" -- pt. II. "You will have to learn to love me more": Mrs. Eddy builds her empire : Footman Frye ; The Boston craze ; "Mind-quacks" ; At the Massachusetts Metaphysical College ; Metaphysical obstetrics ; Another son ; The Mother Church ; M.A.M. at Pleasant View ; "A power not one's own" ; The C.O.P. and "the corrective work" ; Mark Twain and "that shameless old swindler, Mother Eddy" ; Radical reliance and Mrs. Eddy's teeth ; The "excelsior extension" and the "next friends" ; Willa Cather's secret ; "Call it the Christian Science Monitor" ; The Stetson problem ; "A combination of sinners that was fast" ; Science and Health, 1910 edition ; Postscript: "Mrs. Eddy's place."
  • pt. III. "Nothing has gone right since 1910": Christian Science after death : The telephone in the tomb ; The great litigation ; Lady Astor leads the way ; Nothing succeeds like supply ; "Three cheers for the Christian Scientists" ; Healing in Hollywood ; "The blight that failed" ; Paul Revere rides again ; Behind the scenes with the metaphysicians ; "The President's son of a bitch" ; The Kerry letters -- pt. IV. "God's law": Christian Science goes to court : Breaking the law ; Writing the law ; The child cases ; Gaslight ; Fruitage ; Inside the sanatoriums ; The child cases come to Boston -- pt. V. "God's requirement": Christian Science on the air : Mrs. Eddy and Mr. Ed -- "To live for all mankind" ; "Betting the company" ; "One spooky operation" ; "USA yesterday" ; "The big room" ; The dissidents and The Destiny of the Mother Church ; The facts ; "Schisms in our church" ; A cancer ; "My child is dead" -- pt. VI "God will do the rest": resurrecting Christian Science : "God will do the rest" ; Science and Health for the new age ; Accentuating the positive ; Eliminating the negative ; Remarkable providences
Control code
ocm40783869
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 561 pages
Isbn
9780805044300
Isbn Type
(hb : alk. paper)
Lccn
99017535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)40783869

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