Christian Science

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Christian Science
Aerial photograph of a triangular lot between roads and their sidewalks. The lot contains a small, Romanesque church filling the front point to the sidewalks, connected to a much larger and impressive domed, Neoclassical building behind it, filling the lot to the sidewalks to the left and right.
The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Christian Science Center, Boston, Massachusetts. The original Mother Church (1894) is in the foreground and behind it the Mother Church Extension (1906).[1]
FounderMary Baker Eddy (1821–1910)
TextsThe Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy
MembersEstimated between 400,000 and 100,000 worldwide in 1990; [2][3]
Beliefs"Basic teachings", Church of Christ, Scientist
Website
christianscience.com

Christian Science is a Christian restorationist religious movement[4] founded in 19th-century New England by Mary Baker Eddy. The name "Christian Science" can either be an informal name for the church, formally called The First Church of Christ, Scientist, or can be used for what Eddy said was the "Science" or "Law" of God.[5]

Beliefs[change | change source]

Mary Baker Eddy said in her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (1875) that prayer is effective and can heal disease.[6] She described God as "Principle, Mind, Spirit, Soul, Life, Truth, Love"[7].

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Christian Science Center Complex", Boston Landmarks Commission, Environment Department, City of Boston, January 25, 2011 (hereafter Boston Landmarks Commission 2011), pp. 6–12.
  2. Rodney, Stark. "The rise and fall of Christian science". Journal of Contemporary Religion.
  3. Judy Valente, "Christian Science Healing", PBS, August 1, 2008.
  4. Farhadian, Charles E. (2015). Introducing World Religions: A Christian Engagement. Baker Academic.
  5. Eddy, Mary Baker. Rudimental Divine Science. CSPS. p. 1.
  6. Eddy, Mary Baker. Science and Health. CSPS. p. 1.
  7. Eddy, Mary Baker. Science and Health. CSPS. p. 587.