This is for those of you who are not and have never been “in” Christian Science. For the curious who would like to learn more. For those of you with friends who were raised in it or loved ones who have “discovered” it and you’re trying to understand – this post will be updated as new material is available.
Basic Overview of CS & CS History
Linking to wikipedia feels a little cliche, but in this case the article provides a solid overview of the history of the religion and provides sources and notes at the bottom of the article for further reading.
Short list of HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Historical Context of CS
- ExCS Posts categorized as “Historical Context”
- Cucumbers Cause Cholera – why CS seemed logical in the 1800s.
“Science” in Christian Science
Bible Lessons & CS Lit
- Emerging Gently’s series on the Weekly Lesson Sermon Subjects
- Kindism’s take on Authorized CS Lit and the Cost of Christian Science
Why do people buy into it?
- Emerging Gently’s piece on Confirmation Bias & CS
- Kindism shares her father’s story – Why Would Anyone Join?
Looking for more?
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