In the late 1800s, after a deep study of the Bible, Mary Baker Eddy discovered a system of spiritual healing that she named Christian Science. She called it "Christian" because it is compassionate and based on the teachings of Christ Jesus and "Science" because it operates according to unvarying laws—spiritual laws of health and harmony that can be proved time and again. Her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, fully explains these teachings. Since the 1870s, thousands of people have found regeneration and physical healing by studying the Bible and Science and Health.
Mrs. Eddy founded the Church of Christ, Scientist, in 1879, in her words, "to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which would reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing." Our denomination's Mother Church is located in Boston's Back Bay, where The Christian Science Monitor is published, along with several magazines about the healing power of God. The Christian Science church in Cambridge is one of 2,000 branch churches worldwide, which hold Sunday and Wednesday worship services that are open to the public, and which also staff public Christian Science Reading Rooms.
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