Christian Science


: a religion founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1866 that was organized under the official name of the Church of Christ, Scientist, that derives its teachings from the Scriptures as understood by its adherents, and that includes a practice of spiritual healing
Christian Scientist noun

Examples of Christian Science in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Members of the Collaborative are, The Associated Press, The Christian Science Monitor, The Dallas Morning News, The Hechinger Report, Idaho Education News, The Post and Courier in South Carolina, and The Seattle Times. Ariel Gilreath, al, 8 Sep. 2023 Ellsberg was born in Chicago in 1931, to Jewish parents who converted to Christian Science. Hillel Italie, Fortune, 16 June 2023 The principles in the book, Peale reminds us again and again, are scientific — a nod to the decade’s glowing fascination with progress and to the book’s religious heritage in the New Thought movement, which also gave birth to Christian Science. The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Sep. 2020 Raised in Christian Science, Wager had an enduring curiosity about mind-body connections. Erik Vance, Discover Magazine, 19 July 2014 Redfeather in her later years became a devout member of the Christian Science Church, and resided in Burbank, California, according to Lomawaima. Briana A. Thomas, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 Mar. 2023 Their father was Jewish and their mother was Christian Science. John Benson, cleveland, 15 Aug. 2022 Religious exemptions are much more common in other sectors of society, although no major religion opposes the Covid-19 vaccine -- and that includes Christian Science, whose church members focus on prayer, not medicine, for healing. Zachary B. Wolf, CNN, 30 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Christian Science was in 1875

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“Christian Science.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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