Robert Peel, 82, who chronicled the life of Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science, which Eddy founded. In addition to her biography, Peel also wrote books such as "Christian Science: Its Encounter with American Culture" and "Spiritual Healing in a Scientific Age." He was a journalist for the religious group's newspaper, the Christian Science Monitor. During World War II, Peel served as a civilian intelligence officer in the South Pacific. On Wednesday in Boston.