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Christian Scientists open $50-million Mary Baker Eddy library

Posted: Friday, October 04, 2002

BOSTON (AP) -- Some 25,000 pages of writings by Christian Science founder Mary Baker Eddy have been made available to the public for the first time at a newly opened library that collects her complete works.

The $50-million Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity includes a digitally stored archive so texts can be searched and viewed. The library, a nonprofit organization separate from the church, has already received 1,500 requests from researchers to study the papers.

Eddy taught on the relationship between the mind, body and spirit in ''Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'' and founded the Church of Christ, Scientist, in 1887. The church teaches that healing can come through prayer and faith without resorting to medical treatment.

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