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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I called a Christian Science practitioner for ideas on a spiritual approach to the meeting.
The Holy Ghost she defines as Christian Science; "This Comforter I understand to be Divine Science."
The Church of Christ, Scientist -- better known as Christian Science -- teaches that medical ills can best be cured through prayer.
A fine example of this kind of theology is a sect known as Christian Science whose founder, Mary Baker Eddy, died 1910—the same year as James.
Mr. Wyckoff's searching analysis of the pretensions, errors, follies, and non-sense of so-called Christian Science should prove as convincing as it is unanswerable.
"Mr. Martin has called a Christian Science healer to see Tommy, who is very ill with diphtheria."
Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of the Science of Christ, also known as Christian Science, acknowledged our need for grace as of primary importance in every area of life.
Christian Science, which is based on his teaching, shows that we each have this unbroken link with our Creator because it gives us the scientific certainty that God never created a power capable of separating us from Him.
In " When Spirituality Kills " Houses of Worship, July 8, Mitch Horowitz refers to Christian Science and alludes to its safety.
However, Christian Science offers a caring ministry of individuals who are available to help, such as Christian Science practitioners (whose fees range from about $20-45 a day, depending on the locale).