As you probably know, researchers and historians have had very mixed messages about Christian Science for most of its history. In addition to wonderful resources at The Mary Baker Eddy Library (which is highlighted in the bibliography), the creators of the Annotated Bibliography project saw the need to provide for scholars a full range of resources with robust search and explore functions.
In 2021, a nonprofit corporation was established, Scholarly Works on Christian Science. The first phase of the Annotated Bibliography of Christian Science (ABCS) project was completed with the publication of the book and its distribution to libraries and scholars at many educational and religious institutions worldwide. Publication and distribution costs were funded by hundreds of donations made to a GoFundMe campaign.
In 2022, the online version of the Annotated Bibliography went live. This version will be constantly updated with new resources, and it features a unique and intuitive searching mechanism designed to help researchers easily find the information they need. Donations were gratefully received to fund the creation of this, the second phase of the ABCS project.
Your continued donations to the nonprofit corporation support the ongoing expenses for the maintenance and expansion of the website and search application. Click here to donate via PayPal.
Please consider donating to become a part of this “great service to future religious historians seeking to understand the status and role of The Church of Christ, Scientist on the American religious landscape.” (J. Gordon Melton, PhD, Distinguished Professor of American Religious History of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University)
Scholarly Works on Christian Science is the nonprofit corporation that produces the ABCS website. We rely on donations to keep the bibliography updated and available to the public. If you find this site useful we hope you’ll consider donating to support the work. Donate via PayPal by clicking the QR Code or send a check to:
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The primary annotators of An Annotated Bibliography of Academic and Other Literature on Christian Science—Linda Bargmann, Helen Mathis and Shirley Paulson—spent five years and thousands of hours creating the ABCS book and website.
If you are moved to help foster scholarly research into the multiple dimensions of Christian Science or the life of Mary Baker Eddy and her Church, there are several ways to get involved.