Dr. Nicole Ruane (UNH) will discuss Mary Baker Eddy, New Hampshire's most important and innovative religious thinker. Mark Twain called Eddy "the most interesting woman that ever lived, and the most extraordinary." The church Eddy founded (The Church of Christ, Scientist), profoundly affected both American ideologies of religion as well as public opinion of the role of women in society. This program discusses the ways in which Eddy's experience as a woman in Victorian-era America influenced her gendered understanding of God as well as the nature of humanity, the body, health, and the place of women in powerful organizations.
Friday, June 4, 2021 5:00pm
Online117 Pleasant StConcord New Hampshire 03301
New Hampshire Humanities
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