Christian Science FactSheet

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Theologically, Christian Science is a cult of Christianity. Also known as The First Church of Christ, Scientist, it shares common ground with Gnosticism.

Mary Baker Eddy (Mary Ann Morse Baker)
Born 1821 in Bow, New Hampshire
Approximately 1866
Founding Occasion:
Eddy’s claim of being healed from injuries sustained by a fall on the sidewalk
Boston, Massachusetts
400,000 (no official info released)
Current Leadership:
Jon G. Harder, “Mother Church President”
Parent Religion:
Sacred Texts:
The writings of Mary Baker Eddy, primarily Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.
Official Website:

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