What is Christian Science?
Christian Science, discovered by Mary Baker Eddy, is a universal, practical system of spiritual, prayer-based Christian healing, available and accessible to everyone. Christian Science is fully explained in Mary Baker Eddy’s primary text on spirituality and healing, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Christian Science has helped many people find better emotional and physical health, answers to life’s deepest issues and progress on their spiritual journeys. Many Christian Scientists are members of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, but membership in The Church is not a prerequisite for the practice of Christian Science. Healthcare decisions are always a matter of individual choice.
Who is Mary Baker Eddy?
Mary Baker Eddy is the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science and the author of the foundational work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Throughout her youth and early adulthood, Mary Baker Eddy faced poor health and financial and emotional hardship. She overcame these challenges to become one of the most prominent individuals of her day. Toward the end of her life, Human Life magazine described her as “the most famous, interesting and powerful woman in America, if not in the world, today.” She continues to be regarded as one of history’s more remarkable figures. Today, her primary work, Science and Health, engages readers around the world.
“the law of God, the law of good.”
These tenets - or key points - briefly summarize the teachings of Christian Science. They are rooted in the Bible.