This is perhaps one of the most controversial topics concerning Mary Baker Eddy and her church. This topic caused a divisive spllit in the church in the 1980's with the publication of Bliss Knapp's book Destinay of the Mother Church. (See "You Will Have to Learn to Love Me More." elsewhere on this site for an indepth understanding of exactly how Mrs. Eddy and her early loyal students understood her in relation to history and prophecy.). This wire-bound treatise is indispensable for the student of Christian Science who wishes to understand the truth concerning Mrs. Eddy's place.