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.

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