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STEPHEN GOTTSCHALK (c. 1941 – 10 January 2005) was an historian of the Christian Science
Christian Science
church, the Church of Christ, Scientist
Church of Christ, Scientist
. A lifelong Christian Scientist, Gottschalk worked from 1978 until 1990 for the church's Committee on Publication in Boston, an organization set up by Mary Baker Eddy
Mary Baker Eddy
(1821–1910), the founder of Christian Science, to protect her own and the church's reputation. He left the committee in 1990 after disagreeing with the church's handling of internal criticism.

Gottschalk was the author of The Emergence of Christian Science
Christian Science
in American Religious Life (1973) and Rolling Away the Stone: Mary Baker Eddy's Challenge to Materialism (2005).

CONTENTS

* 1 Background * 2 Selected works * 3 Notes

BACKGROUND

Born in Beverley Hills, California, Gottschalk graduated from Harvard School , a former military school in Los Angeles. He obtained a BA in 1962 from Occidental College
Occidental College
, an MA in 1963 from the University of California, Berkeley , and a PhD in history in 1969, also from UC Berkeley, for a thesis entitled The emergence of Christian science in American religious life, 1885–1910; the thesis became his first book, published in 1973. From 1967 to 1975 he was an assistant, then associate, professor of history in the department of government and humanities at the Naval Postgraduate School
Naval Postgraduate School
in Monterey, California.

From 1978 until 1990 Gottschalk worked for the Christian Science church's Committee on Publication in Boston, but left after a disagreement about the church's direction. In 1989 he gave an interview to U.S. News he was concerned about the amount of money it had spent during the 1980s on radio and television services. In March 1990 he told the church's board of directors that he believed it was suppressing internal dissent, and left his position shortly afterwards. From then until his death he worked as an independent scholar.

SELECTED WORKS

* Rolling Away the Stone: Mary Baker Eddy's Challenge to Materialism, Indiana University Press, 2005. * " Christian Science
Christian Science
and Harmonialism," in Lippy and Williams, eds., Encyclopedia of the American Religious Experience: Studies of Traditions and Movements, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1988. * ""Theodicy after Auschwitz and the Reality of God," Union Seminary Quarterly Review, 1987, nos. 3–4, pp. 77–91. * "Christian Science" and "Mary Baker Eddy," in Mircea Eliade, ed., The Encyclopedia of Religion, Collier Macmillan, 1987. * "Critic's Corner: Update on Christian Science," Theology Today, April 1987, pp. 111–115. * " Christian Science
Christian Science
Today: Resuming the Dialogue," Christian Century, 17 December 1986, pp. 1146–1148. * The Emergence of Christian Science
Christian Science
in American Religious Life, University of California Press, 1973. * Essays in American Naturalism, Occidental College, 1962.

NOTES

* ^ A B Anthony Flint, "Stephen Gottschalk, writer, historian of Christian Science", Boston Globe, 18 January 2005. * ^ A B Caroline Fraser, "Suffering Children and the Christian Science Church", The Atlantic, April 1995.

* ^ For the MA thesis, see Stephen Gottschalk, Essays in American Naturalism, Occidental College, 1962.

* For the PhD thesis, see "The emergence of Christian science in American religious life, 1885-1910 / by Stephen Gottschalk", oskicat.berkeley.edu. * Also see Naval Postgraduate School, Catalogue for 1970–1972, p. 89; and Catalogue for 1974–1976, pp. 40, 86.

* ^ Naval Postgraduate School, Catalogue for 1970–1972, p. 89; and Catalogue for 1974–1976, pp. 40, 86. * ^ Caroline Fraser, God's Perfect Child, Metropolitan Books, 1999, pp. 373–374.

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Christian Science
Christian Science

BELIEFS AND PRACTICES

* The Absolute * Avoidance of materia medica * Christian Science
Christian Science
prayer * Efficacy of prayer
Efficacy of prayer
* Idealism
Idealism
* Nontrinitarianism
Nontrinitarianism

* Scientific statement of being

PEOPLE

* Mary Baker Eddy
Mary Baker Eddy
* Calvin Frye * Virginia Harris * Emma Curtis Hopkins * Bliss Knapp * Phineas Parkhurst Quimby * Augusta Emma Stetson
Augusta Emma Stetson
* List of Christian Scientists

PUBLICATIONS

* Christian Science
Christian Science
Hymnal * The Christian Science
Christian Science
Journal * The Christian Science
Christian Science
Monitor * Christian Science
Christian Science
Quarterly * Christian Science
Christian Science
Sentinel * The Destiny of The Mother Church * The Herald of Christian Science
Christian Science
* Manual of The Mother Church * Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

CHURCHES

* The First Church of Christ, Scientist
Church of Christ, Scientist
* Christian Science
Christian Science
churches * Former Christian Science
Christian Science
churches, societies, buildings

OTHER BUILDINGS

* Christian Science
Christian Science
Center * Christian Science
Christian Science
Publishing House * Christian Science
Christian Science
Reading Rooms * Christian Science
Christian Science
Pleasant View Home * Dupee Estate- Mary Baker Eddy
Mary Baker Eddy
Home * Mary Baker Eddy
Mary Baker Eddy
Library

INSTITUTIONS / GROUPS

* Children\'s Healthcare is a Legal Duty * Claremont Fan Court School
Claremont Fan Court School
* * Emergence International * Mapparium * Massachusetts Metaphysical College * The Principia / Principia College
Principia College

CHURCH POSITIONS

* Christian Science
Christian Science
practitioner * Christian Science
Christian Science
Reader

LEGAL CASES

* Commonwealth v. Twitchell * Salem witchcraft trial (1878)

WRITERS, CRITICS, BOOKS

* Ernest Sutherland Bates and John V. Dittemore

* Willa Cather
Willa Cather
and Georgine Milmine

* The Life of Mary Baker G. Eddy and the History of Christian Science , 1909

* Edwin Franden Dakin * Julius Dresser * Caroline Fraser * Martin Gardner
Martin Gardner
* Gillian Gill * Stephen Gottschalk

* Bliss Knapp

* The Destiny of The Mother Church , 1991

* Robert Peel

* Mark Twain

* Christian Science
Christian Science
, 1907

RELATED TOPICS

* Eschatology * Freedom of religion in the United States * Mind–body problem * New Thought
New Thought
/ History of Ne