- 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
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The Christian-Science "boom," proper, is not yet five years old; yet already it has two hundred and fifty churches.
And, indeed, one may go further and assert with little or no exaggeration that it is a Christian-Science monopoly.
Christian-Science testimony is generally foggy, generally diffuse, generally garrulous.
Some days later, the family library—Christian-Science books—was lying in a deep-seated window.
Animals sometimes become sick; could they be cured by Christian-Science methods?
- 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
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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