About Christian Science

Christian Science is based on the Bible and the word and works of Christ Jesus. Although a distinctive part of Christian Science is the healing of sickness by spiritual means alone, its main purpose is universal salvation from every phase of evil – including sin and death.

Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910) is the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, and author of its textbook Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. She was raised in New Hampshire, USA, by parents who were devout Congregationalists, and the Bible was central to her religious and educational upbringing. Her early adult life included more than its share of serious personal tragedies and poor health, and over a twenty year period of chronic illness she was led to explore many curative methods. None of these methods resulted in permanent healing.  It was only when she was healed of the effects of a severe fall after reading one of Jesus’ healings that she realised that the Bible held the key to healing and salvation.  Her earnest desire to understand this led her to research Biblical texts and discover the laws of healing used by Christ Jesus.  She named her discovery Christian Science.

Following the discovery of Christian Science Mary Baker Eddy found she was able to teach others how to heal. In 1868, she was asked to help a woman dying from pneumonia. The doctor in attendance informed her that there was no hope for the patient. However, through Mrs Eddy’s prayers the woman was immediately cured. The doctor urged her to write a book about her system of healing and share it with the world. Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures is the result.

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