The church as a community

The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Church community is spread around the globe—spread thinly, as human organizations go, given its modest membership. But it has been well known for a century—because of its reliance on prayer for healing; because of its founding by an extraordinary New England woman, Mary Baker Eddy; because of her revelationary book Science and Health with Key Scriptures, which with the Bible forms the basis of members' prayer and study; and because of its publications, including this newspaper.

More recently the church has been in the news uncomfortably.

Two years ago it was because of the trial of the parents of a Boston boy, Robyn Twitchell, who died under Christian Science treatment.

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Church government—pure and simple
June 8, 1992

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