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noun
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.
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Origin of Christian Science

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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British Dictionary definitions for Christian Science

Christian Science

noun
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 of Christian Science

Christian Scientist, noun
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Cultural definitions for Christian Science

Christian Science

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.

notes for Christian Science

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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