About Christian Science


  • Christian Science, discovered by Mary Baker Eddy, is a universal, practical system of spiritual, prayer-based Christian healing, available and accessible to everyone.
  • Christian Science is fully explained in Mary Baker Eddy’s primary text on spirituality and healing, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
  • Christian Science has helped many people find better emotional and physical health, answers to life’s deepest issues and progress on their spiritual journeys.
  • Many Christian Scientists are members of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, but membership in The Church is not a prerequisite for the practice of Christian Science.
  • Healthcare decisions are always a matter of individual choice.

Basic ideas of Christian Science

  • God is divine Love, Father-Mother, supreme.
  • The true nature of each individual as a child of God is spiritual.
  • God’s infinite goodness, realized in prayer, heals.

Christian Science Practitioners and Christian Science Nurses

Christian Science Primary Class Instruction

Christian Science Publications

  • The Bible Lesson with selections from the Bible and Science and Health provides an opportunity for weekly study and inspiration and is the basis of the Sunday church service in Churches of Christ, Scientist.
  • Weekly and monthly magazines contain articles on Christian Science and examples of healings through the application of Christian Science.
  • The international newspaper The Christian Science Monitor has provided delivery of world news with journalistic integrity since 1908.

Read Science and Health to learn more about Christian Science. Many people find the chapter "Prayer" particularly helpful. See also Chapter Highlights.