Christian science

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Christian science

a religion discovered by mary baker eddy in 1866 that was organised under the official name of the church of christ, scientist, that derives its teachings from the scriptures as understood by its adherents, and that includes a practice of spiritual healing based upon the teaching that cause and effect are mental, and that sin, sickness, and death will be destroyed by a full understanding of the divine principle of jesus' teaching and healing. (webster, 3d ed)