Christian Science, as discovered by Mary Baker Eddy, refers
to the universal, practical system of spiritual, prayer-based
healing, available and accessible to everyone.
A means of spiritual care through which individuals have
found better emotional and physical health, answers to life’s
deepest issues and progress on their spiritual journeys. Healthcare
decisions are always a matter of individual choice.
The Church of Christ, Scientist, often known as the Christian
Science church, is a denomination that arose in New England
in the late nineteenth century. It has about 2,000 branches
(local churches) in over 70 countries, with The First Church
of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts being the denomination's
The First Church of Christ, Scientist, is widely known for
its publications, especially the Christian Science Monitor,
a daily newspaper published internationally in print and on
the Internet. Some consider the Church to be controversial
due to its emphasis on healing through prayer when others
might choose modern medicine. There have also been periodic
tensions with other Christian denominations who reject the
idea that Christian Science is a Christian denomination because
of what some consider to be unorthodox tenets.