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Christian Science

a system of religious teaching, founded in 1866 by Mary Baker Eddy and based on the Scriptures, the most notable application of which is the practice of spiritual healing.
Origin of Christian Science
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This might also be accomplished by some such means of self-introspection as "Christian Science."

    Great Pianists on Piano Playing James Francis Cooke
  • Then with the Christian Science microbe in the house, there's no telling what may happen to you.

    Jewel Clara Louise Burnham
  • It was healing that carried the movement forward, and whoever made a living by Christian Science must heal.

  • Not one of the party at that time was a Christian Science believer either.

    Cupology Clara
  • After my discovery of Christian Science, most of the knowledge I had gleaned from school-books vanished like a dream.

    Christian Science Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for Christian Science

Christian Science

the religious system and teaching of the Church of Christ, Scientist. It was founded by Mary Baker Eddy (1866) and emphasizes spiritual healing and the unreality of matter
Derived Forms
Christian Scientist, noun
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Christian Science in Culture

Christian Science definition

A religion based on the teachings of Jesus. It was founded by Mary Baker Eddy in the nineteenth century. Christian Scientists believe that sickness and sin are not ordained by God and can be overcome by prayer and understanding.

Note: Christian Scientists are known for refusing to accept medicine or treatment by doctors. However, a Christian Scientist's decision to dispense with medical treatment is left to the individual believer and is not dictated by church policy.
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