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Christian Science

a system of religious teaching, founded in 1866 by Mary Baker Eddy and based on the Scriptures, the most notable application of which is the practice of spiritual healing.
Origin of Christian Science
1860-65, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The christian-science "boom," proper, is not yet five years old; yet already it has two hundred and fifty churches.

    Christian Science Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • christian-science testimony is generally foggy, generally diffuse, generally garrulous.

    Christian Science Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • And, indeed, one may go further and assert with little or no exaggeration that it is a christian-science monopoly.

    Christian Science Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Animals sometimes become sick; could they be cured by christian-science methods?

  • Some days later, the family library—christian-science books—was lying in a deep-seated window.

    Christian Science Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for christian-science

Christian Science

the religious system and teaching of the Church of Christ, Scientist. It was founded by Mary Baker Eddy (1866) and emphasizes spiritual healing and the unreality of matter
Derived Forms
Christian Scientist, noun
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Christian Science definition

A religion based on the teachings of Jesus. It was founded by Mary Baker Eddy in the nineteenth century. Christian Scientists believe that sickness and sin are not ordained by God and can be overcome by prayer and understanding.

Note: Christian Scientists are known for refusing to accept medicine or treatment by doctors. However, a Christian Scientist's decision to dispense with medical treatment is left to the individual believer and is not dictated by church policy.
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