from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
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- proper n. A Christian denomination practiced by members of the Church of Christ, Scientist
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
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- n. religious system based on teachings of Mary Baker Eddy emphasizing spiritual healing
- n. Protestant denomination founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1866
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