Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
|Scribblings of the divine|
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, written by 19th century spiritual leader Mary Baker Eddy, is the primary source for the theology of Christian Science, laying out its theology of reality-denial, the nonexistence of evil, and the primacy of spirit over matter.
Most of the book is set up in commentary form, somewhat similar to the final form of Blaise Pascal's Pensées, but a large section at the end of the book consists of personal testimonies, mostly of faith healing experiences. Readings from Science and Health are used in lieu of a sermon in church services, according to a schedule set down by Eddy early in the church's history.
The text of the book is in the public domain in the United States due to the 1987 vacating of a 1972 copyright extension granted at the behest of Church of Christ, Scientist members in the Nixon administration.
- Wikipedia: Christian Science
- Wikipedia: Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
- Science and Health text at Project Gutenberg
- Science and Health text at the Christian Scientist Publishing Society and at splinter group site christianscience.org