What is Christian Science?
The heart of Christian Science is Love. It’s about feeling God’s goodness. It’s based on the Bible and is explained in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and other writings by Mary Baker Eddy. It addresses major points about God, Christ Jesus, good and evil, life and death, sacrament, salvation, and more.
Is Christian Science the same as Scientology?
No it is not. Christian Science is often confused with Scientology. They are completely unrelated to each other. Scientology was established by L. Ron Hubbard in 1953. Christian Science was discovered by Mary Baker Eddy in 1866.
The Bible is the basis of Mary Baker Eddy’s teachings. About it she wrote, “The Bible has been my only authority” and “my only textbook,” “the chart of life” and that which “contains the recipe for all healing,” (Science and Health, pp. 126, 110, 24, 406). Christian Scientists of all ages study the Bible and work to apply the lessons learned from Scripture in their daily lives.
Science and Health is the textbook of Christian Science. First published in 1875, it has sold over 10 million copies, and is still a best-seller today! It is available in 17 language translations, English Braille and as an eBook. You can read Science and Health online HERE.
Christian Science Bible Lesson
A daily resource for comfort, support and inspiration. The Lesson consists of Bible verses, paired with related passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. The Christian Science Bible Lessons are available in 13 languages and several editions, including audio and digital. Learn more.
Mary Baker Eddy (1821–1910) was an influential American author, teacher, and religious leader, noted for her groundbreaking ideas about spirituality and health, which she named Christian Science. Eddy articulated those ideas in her major work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, first published in 1875. Four years later she founded the Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, which today has branch churches around the world. In 1908 she launched The Christian Science Monitor, a leading international newspaper, the recipient, to date, of seven Pulitzer prizes.