Or the Church of Christ, Scientist; Sect established in the US by Mary Baker Eddy 1879. Christian Scientists believe that since God is good and is a spirit, matter and evil are not ultimately real. Consequently they refuse all medical treatment. The church has its own daily newspaper, the Christian Science Monitor.
Christian Science is regarded by its adherents as the restatement of primitive Christianity with its full gospel of salvation from all evil, including sickness and disease as well as sin. According to its adherents, Christian Science healing is brought about by the operation of truth in human conscience. There is no ordained priesthood, but there are public practitioners of Christian Science healing who are officially authorized. The headquarters of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, is in Boston, Massachusetts, with branches in most parts of the world. The textbook of Christian Science is Eddy’s Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures 1875.Religious system based on teachings of Mary Baker Eddy emphasizing spiritual healing.