A Christian Science Childhood
ISBN10: 0312180543 ISBN13: 9780312180546 Publisher: Picador USA Published: Apr 1 1998 Pages: 344 Weight: 0.90lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
From Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Church of Christian Science, to Deepak Chopra, Americans have struggled with the connection between health and happiness. Barbara Wilson was taught by her Christian Scientist family that there was no sickness or evil, and that by maintaining this belief she would be protected. But such beliefs were challenged when Wilson's own mother died of breast cancer after deciding not to seek medical attention, having been driven mad by the contradiction between her religion and her reality. In this perceptive and textured memoir, Wilson surveys the complex history of Christian Science and the role of women in religion and healing.