The Ex-Christian Scientist

Information, resources & support for those leaving or questioning Christian Science

Free Masons

A collection of references discussing the Masonic connections of Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science. If you’re looking for a great conspiracy theory, look no further, Mary Baker Eddy and her Masonic Connections! The Free Masons are behind many great conspiracy theories so it comes as no surprise that Ms. Eddy herself was involved with them! Like […]

The Field was Full Well-Meaning Ignorance and Greedy Quackery

By Susanna, an Ex-Christian Scientist Group contributor. Susanna is a pseudonym, to ensure anonymity. I studied American history in college and especially women’s history, and that was the first glimmer of a way of understanding the context of Christian Science in terms of what Mary Baker Eddy and her followers experienced in the 19th and […]

The Medical Context of Mary Baker Eddy’s Times 

Christian Science emerged into the intellectual environment of the late 19th century claiming to being scientific and the only truly reliable method of healing. For many people, Mary Baker Eddy offered something they were hungering for, and her movement attracted an eager following. When considering Eddy’s times, we should remember that nearly all of the advances […]

Historical Context of Christian Science

One of the most important things to keep in mind when talking about Mary Baker Eddy is the context in which she founded Christian Science. With this in mind, we at The Ex-Christian Scientist are devoting the Sundays in October to sharing information and additional resources. The following resources are for people who wish to explore Mary Baker Eddy’s life and Christian […]

God’s Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church

 God’s Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church, Caroline Fraser Buy from Amazon (affiliate link)   This is the gold standard critique of Christian Science – scholarly, exhaustive, and courageous. Roughly the first half of the book is an unfiltered history Eddy’s life, the early days of the Christian Science movement, and the […]