American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The church and the religious system founded by Mary Baker Eddy, emphasizing healing through spiritual means as an important element of Christianity and teaching pure divine goodness as underlying the scientific reality of existence. Also called Church of Christ, Scientist.
GNU Webster's 1913
- A system of healing disease of mind and body which teaches that all cause and effect is mental, and that sin, sickness, and death will be destroyed by a full understanding of the Divine Principle of Jesus' teaching and healing. The system was founded by Rev. Mary Baker Glover Eddy, of Concord, N. H., in 1866, and bases its teaching on the Scriptures as understood by its adherents.
- n. religious system based on teachings of Mary Baker Eddy emphasizing spiritual healing
- n. Protestant denomination founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1866
“Rhonda had been raised in a Lutheran and Christian Science home, and was trained in the practice of spiritual healing as a child.”
“After this no one will wonder that John M. Tutt, in a Christian Science lecture at Kansas City, Mo., should proclaim:”
“Senator Joseph Lieberman was the newsmaker guest at the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Godfrey Sperling Breakfast, sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor.”
““While Federalists in 1787 advocated creation of a powerful central government,” reports Warren Richey in the Christian Science Monitor, “those advocating federalism today are seeking a resurgence of a federal-state balance as mandated in the Constitution.””
“The unfolding of the tiger synchronicities turned out to be important because, as you will see, they eventually related directly to, of all people, Mrs. Eddy and, as incredible as it may seem, her explanation of Christian Science healing.”
“Basically what this means is that when you go, they prop you up in a Christian Science reading room, play a record of Perry Como singing 'Don't Fence Me In,' put you on a public bus, and God knows what happens to you.”
“As far back as 1982, an investment banker named Leo Dworsky wrote in the Christian Science Monitor that the Middle East could withstand “more downright strategic ambiguity.””
“For those of you who are not familiar with Christian Science philosophy, practitioners believe that the essence of a person is spiritual, not physical, and that there is no disease in their spiritual essence.”
“What matters in this chapter is not whether certain Christian or Christian Science beliefs or practices happen to be true but the factual occurrence and timing of the specific healing events and our sincere efforts to make sense of them.”
“Marti Attoun is a weekly humor columnist for her hometown newspaper, the Joplin Missouri Globe, and has published hundreds of articles in regional and national publications, including Reader’s Digest, Redbook, Christian Science Monitor, and Family Circle.”
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