Class Notes

Amy B. Voorhees in her book A New Christian Identity: Christian Science Origins and Experiences in American Culture wrote, “As early Christian Science adherents engaged the Bible as interpreted by Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, they forged a new Christianity identity. This new religious identity mediated modernity in distinctive ways, not least through experiences deemed healing, understood not as ends in themselves but as waymarks pointing to something Christians by definition considered important: salvation, or the redemption of human’s life based on a new view of God and Jesus Christ…Christian Sciences healing experiences were and are thought to link the human and the Divine.”

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