Christian Science


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Cultural formation Maya Angelou
MA and her brother were giggling and occasionally disruptive members of the congregation of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in Stamps, Arkansas; she tells a hilarious comic story about a sister in the congregation who...
Cultural formation Mary Gawthorpe
MG begins her autobiography with her local identity: I was Yorkshire born. My forebears, grandparents maternal and paternal, were all born in Yorkshire, in Leeds so far as I know.
Gawthorpe, Mary. Up Hill to Holloway. Traversity Press, 1962.
Born English therefore, she...
Cultural formation Mina Loy
During these early years in Florence ML converted to Christian Science after her daughter Joella became seriously ill. She followed Christian Science for the rest of her life.
Burke, Carolyn. Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1996.
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Cultural formation Constance Smedley
Born into the highly educated, philanthropic, civic-minded English commercial class, CS was always interested in social betterment and on the lookout for new ways to achieve it. She was an internationalist (following in her mother's...
death Constance Smedley
Her ODNB entry speculates as to whether her death may have been hastened by her Christian Science beliefs, which led her to refuse treatment.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Material Conditions of Writing Willa Cather
WC was at work on this assignment (in which the biography incorporated a history of Christian Science ) in Boston in 1907, both researching and writing. She reported that the Christian Scientists tried hard to...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Mary Angela Dickens
In his preface, Father Galton remarks on MAD 's specific connection to her grandfather Charles Dickens and their shared sensibilities: The author is the happy owner of one of the great names in our literature...


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