Rolling Away the Stone

Rolling Away the Stone

Mary Baker Eddy's Challenge to Materialism
Stephen Gottschalk
Distribution: World
Publication date: 02/23/2011
Format: Paperback 39 b&w illus.
ISBN: 978-0-253-22323-4
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Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2006

This richly detailed study highlights the last two decades of the life of Mary Baker Eddy, a prominent religious thinker whose character and achievement are just beginning to be understood. It is the first book-length discussion of Eddy to make full use of the resources of the Mary Baker Eddy Collection in Boston. Rolling Away the Stone focuses on her long-reaching legacy as a Christian thinker, specifically her challenge to the materialism that threatens religious belief and practice.

Author Bio

Stephen Gottschalk (1940–2005) was an independent scholar, an authority on Christian Science thought, and a former member of the Church’s Committee on Publication. His works include The Emergence of Christian Science in American Religious Life.

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Prelude: The World's "leaden weight"
1. "O God, is it all!"
2. Becoming "Mrs. Eddy"
3. By What Authority? On Christian Ground
4. By What Authority? Listening and Leading
5. Woman Goes Forth
6. "The visible unity of spirit"
7. "The preparation of the heart"
8. "Ayont hate's thrall"
9. A Power, Not a Place
10. "The outflowing life of Christianity"
11. "The kingdoms of this world"
12. Elijah's Mantle
Coda: The Prophetic Voice




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