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Mary Baker Eddy

Mary Baker Eddy was the founder of Christian Science. She was was born in Bow, New Hampshire in 1821.

In 1866, she experienced a dramatic recovery from a life-threatening accident after reading one of Jesus’ healings. From that moment, she wanted to know how she had been healed. She read the Bible and prayed for answers. It became clear to her that spiritual healing was based on divine laws of God, Spirit. She proved that these laws could be applied by anyone to heal every form of human suffering and sin.

In 1875, Eddy published Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, which became the central text of Christian Science. The book outlined her philosophy of healing, which she called “Christian Science.” Eddy taught that disease is not a physical reality, but rather a mental error that can be corrected through prayer and spiritual understanding.

In 1879, Eddy founded the Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston. The church quickly grew in popularity, and by the time of Eddy’s death in 1910, there were Christian Science churches in cities all over the world.

She was a major figure in American religious history. Her work has had a profound impact on the lives of millions of people, and Christian Science continues to be a thriving religious movement today.

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