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Christian Science

Christian Science Fast Facts

Adherents

400,000

Beliefs

One God. No Trinity (in traditional sense). Matter and evil do not exist.

Practices

Spiritual healing through prayer and knowledge, Sunday services, daily Bible and Science & Health reading.

Texts

Christian Bible, Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures

Christian Science Overview

Christian Science, officially called the Church of Christ, Scientist, is a religion that emphasizes physical healing through prayer and a recognition of the nonexistence of matter and illness. It was founded in the late 19th century by Mary Baker Eddy.

Christian Science should not be confused with Scientology. Despite a somewhat similar name, the two groups are completely different and have almost nothing in common.

Christian Science is perhaps best known for its news organization The Christian Science Monitor, which was founded in 1908 by Mary Baker Eddy, and its Christian Science Reading Rooms.

Christian Science References & Sources

    - "Christian Science." John R. Hinnels, ed., The Penguin Dictionary of Religions, 2nd ed. (Penguin Books, 1997). - "Christian Science." John Bowker, ed., The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (Oxford UP, 2000). - Official Website of the First Church of Christ, Scientist. - Science and Health, as published online at Spirituality.com

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Title Christian Science
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Last UpdatedFebruary 18, 2017
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MLA Citation “Christian Science.” ReligionFacts.com. 18 Feb. 2017. Web. Accessed 20 Feb. 2017. <www.religionfacts.com/christian-science>

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