Founded in 1879 by Mary Baker Eddy. It's main religious text was a book written by Mrs. Eddy called Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.

The main belief is that there is nothing but mind, and illness is only a manifestation of incorrect belief. The reject the germ theory of disease and much of biology in general.

Known to have refused to do scientific tests, such as those with control patients and blind studies.

Christian Science.

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, NH, in 1866, and bases its teaching on the Scriptures as understood by its adherents.


© Webster 1913.

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