Christian Science: its discovery and development

Originally published in the 1917 pamphlet “Christian Science: its discovery and development”

In order to understand what is meant by the discovery of Christian Science, it is necessary first of all to understand what is meant by Christian Science itself. It is quite useless to attempt to appreciate the importance of this discovery, or even to estimate the meaning of the attendant circumstances, while maintaining ignorance of the Science discovered. Therefore it will be wise to turn first of all to the definitions given by Mary Baker Eddy, Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science.

In her work “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” the text-book of Christian Science, Mrs. Eddy states, “In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science or divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love, and named my discovery Christian Science” (p. 107).

Farther on in the same work Mrs. Eddy states:—

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