What is Christian Science?

What is Christian Science?

Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science, defined it as “the law of God, the law of good . . . ” (Rudimental Divine Science, p. 1).  In Christian Science, God is understood to be infinite Love and so invariably good that a clear glimpse of this through prayer has power to heal, redeem, and restore anyone…Read More

Beliefs and Teachings

The tenets—or key points—that succinctly summarize the essential points of Christian Science can be found here.

The Bible

The Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is the foundation for the theology and practice of Christian Science.  In particular, Jesus’ ministry illustrates how healing and regeneration are experienced as we recognize through prayer that our true nature is spiritual and that we are made “in the image and likeness” of God, as the first chapter of Genesis records… Read More

Mary Baker Eddy

Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910) considered herself a spiritual pioneer whose work encompassed the disciplines of science, theology, and medicine.  

A lifelong student of the Bible, she gained a powerful insight in 1866 when she experienced a dramatic recovery from a life-threatening accident after reading Jesus’ healings. From that pivotal moment, she sought an understanding of how she had been healed. She returned to the Bible and prayed for answers. It became clear to her that spiritual healing was based on divine laws of God, Spirit, and that these laws could be applied by anyone to heal every form of human suffering and sin…Read More