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An Annotated Bibliography of Academic and Other Literature on Christian Science

The publication of An Annotated Bibliography of Academic and Other Literature on Christian Science in 2021 marks 200 years since Mary Baker Eddy’s birth.

The primary annotators—Shirley Paulson, Helen Mathis and Linda Bargmann—offer the book as their contribution to the ongoing effort to understand the multiple dimensions of the life of Mary Baker Eddy and her Church.

The book presents a large index of literature in a central location in hopes of making it easier to engage in scholarly research.

The book was published and widely distributed in 2021, with the online bibliography going live in 2022.

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An Annotated Bibliography of Academic and Other Literature on Christian Science

In 2021, Scholarly Works on Christian Science published the hardcopy annotated bibliography created by Shirley Paulson, Helen Mathis and Linda Bargmann.

Organized by topic, the literature reflects on Christian Science in light of the Bible, religion, philosophy, theology, feminist perspectives, cultural and social studies, spiritual healing, church polity and controversies. Perfect for university and personal libraries, even Christian Science Reading Rooms have purchased the book for reference.

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Front cover of the book, An Annotated Bibliography of Academic and Other Literature on Christian Science
Back cover of the book, An Annotated Bibliography of Academic and Other Literature on Christian Science

Table of Contents

Introduction
Annotations organized in the following categories:
  • The Bible, Religion, Philosophy, Theology, and Science
  • Biographies and Chronologies
  • Christian Science After 1910
  • Church Building, Governance, and Legal Issues
  • Feminist Perspectives
  • Focus on Healing
  • Independents
  • Polemic Literature
  • Social and Cultural Studies
Highlighted Works in full:
  • “Authorship and Authority in Intellectual Property: The Copyright Activism of Mary Baker Eddy” by Andrew Ventimiglia
  • “Mary Baker Eddy’s Pragmatic Transcendental Feminism” by Katie Simon
  • “Theodicy After Auschwitz and The Reality of God” by Stephen Gottschalk
Research Aids:
  • Subject Lists
  • Cross Reference by Category
  • Alphabetical Index by Author with Page Numbers

The creators of the An Annotated Bibliography of Academic and Other Literature on Christian Science

Linda Bargmann, Helen Mathis, Shirley Paulson
Linda Bargmann, Helen Mathis, and Shirley Paulson in 2022

Linda Bargmann

Linda Bargmann is a Christian Science researcher and a retired Certified Public Accountant. She has been involved with Bible study organizations for Christian Scientists for 30 years.

Linda has researched early Christian Science history since The Mary Baker Eddy Library opened, giving presentations to Christian Science churches across the country.

Her collection of about 2,000 books provided a foundation for the Annotated Bibliography.

Helen Mathis

Helen Mathis has an MA in Biblical Studies and Christian History from the Pacific School of Religion (part of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA).

She spent three years as Director for the Center for Scriptural Studies in Manchester Center, VT, followed by three years teaching religion at Principia College.

Helen was the managing editor of a Bible study curriculum project and has actively presented Bible workshops around the country for the past 20 years.

Shirley Paulson

Shirley Paulson holds a PhD in Religion and Theology from the University of Birmingham (UK). 

Paulson has worked for The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, MA, in the capacities of Head of Ecumenical Affairs, Board of Lectureship, Committee on Publication for Illinois, Regional Monitor Circulation Manager, and Christian Science practitioner.

Shirley has published book chapters and articles in academic journals, and a book is forthcoming in 2022.

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