What is Christian Science?
Christian Science is a Bible-based religion rooted in divine law, the law of good — the same law of God that Christ Jesus demonstrated in his healing work. Christian Science teaches an all-good God who can be relied on for health, safety, supply, companionship, a sense of purpose, and much more.
You'll find a complete explanation of this practical religion in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, which is available to borrow or purchase in our Reading Room. You may also wish to check out ChristianScience.com, where you'll find answers to frequently asked questions.
Who is Mary Baker Eddy?
Mary Baker Eddy is the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. An earnest student of the Bible, she was quickly healed of a serious injury by reading a Gospel account of one of Jesus' healings. After finding herself suddenly well, she searched the Scriptures to try and understand how this had happened. She would go on to document her discovery of the Science behind Christian healing in her primary work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. In addition, she founded a worldwide church, multiple Christian Science publications, and the Pulitzer prize-winning newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor among many other accomplishments.