Definition of Christian Science in English:

Christian Science


  • [mass noun] The beliefs and practices of the Church of Christ Scientist, a Christian sect founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1879. Members hold that only God and the mind have ultimate reality, and that sin and illness are illusions which can be overcome by prayer and faith.

    • ‘That filter excludes Christian Science, Scientology, Mormonism and Islam, a growing presence in this country.’
    • ‘There has been about a 60% drop in the number of Christian Science practitioners and teachers over the past 25 years.’
    • ‘His critique extended to paranormal and religious claims, heaping scorn on Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science, arguing that it was unlikely that Eddy was the sole author of Science and Health.’
    • ‘She also refused admission to most visitors, including Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science.’
    • ‘Quiet and sensitive, he wouldn't drink beer or coffee in keeping with the principles of his Christian Science religion.’
    • ‘For example, Christian Science and Jehovah's Witness parents have been given exemptions from medical neglect charges, even though their children have easily treated diseases and even though they suffer.’
    • ‘His most famous campaign against nonsense was probably his extended attack on Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science.’
    • ‘This is vividly illustrated in the life of Jesus Christ and, of course, supported in the writings of the founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy.’
    • ‘Daniel Ellsberg was born in Chicago in 1931, to Jewish parents with a passion for Christian Science.’
    • ‘They were happy until 1918, she said, when her husband took up the study of Christian Science.’
    • ‘Among her strongest convictions was a belief in Mary Baker Eddy's tenets of Christian Science.’
    • ‘Phineas Parkhurst Quimby was one of the founders of what was then called New Thought or Mind Cure but which is more commonly known today as Christian Science.’
    • ‘The growth of Spiritualism paralleled for a time that of Mormonism and Christian Science, although these others movements had a strength of leadership and coherency of belief that the Rochester movement never attained.’
    • ‘The New Thought movement - which inspired such 19th century Christian movements as Christian Science and Unity - was also very receptive to religious currents emanating from Eastern sources.’
    • ‘Convinced now at 50 that she was out of tune with the times, emotionally exhausted, and needing to take stock, Vida turned to Christian Science counselling, becoming a reader in the Melbourne church.’
    • ‘We have focused, of course, on the most dangerous cults such as Christian Science, the Faith Assembly, and other groups that eschew scientific medicine in favor of ‘treatment by prayer alone.’’
    • ‘Naturally his actions, based in part on his Christian Science beliefs, were full of denial.’
    • ‘It has been a Christian Science church, a post office, a general store, a private home.’
    • ‘Here is one of Marty's examples: The daughter of Christian Science parents is very ill; she will die if not given medical treatment.’
    • ‘Ever wondered how it is that religious groups such as Christian Science and the Jehovah's Witnesses object to medical science and the practice of performing autopsies?’


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