Christian Science is a term used in the 19th century by Mary Baker Eddy. Although Eddy defined Christian Science as the law of God interpreting harmony to the universe, Christian Science is not confined to her. Christian Science also is not confined to the church she started.
As a spiritual principle, Christian Science is not controlled by or dependent on church and its members. In fact, the churches of Christ, Scientist, currently reflect the dying belief that Christian Science was captured in the English language by Eddy herself as possessed by God.
Unfortunately, as a religion, Christian Science is strongly tied to Churches of Christ, Scientists. Fortunately, as a law of God, Christian Science is loosed from churchy strongholds and explored and discovered and practiced through our innate spiritual senses.
As a healing, God-oriented system, Christian Science has been practiced forever, with Christ Jesus as the model practitioner.
The following links are blogs I’ve written to clarify the difference between Christian Sciences and church rules, written and unwritten.
Christian Science Bible Lessons (small groups of people are meeting to read these lessons)
Other interesting blogs are printed in a booklet, Pondering a Revision of Science and Health. Click for link to Amazon.