Religion: Christian Science

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Christian Science is an idealistic and most radical form of transcendental religiosity. The study of Christian Science teaches a feeling of understanding of God's goodness and the differences between good and evil, life and death. The purpose of this paper is to address how the study of Christian Science helps us better understand the impact of globalization in America, as well as the impact of American on globalization. This paper is important because globalization features a dominant worldview. All throughout the world people believe, study and teach different types of religious movements that impact others. People need to better understand how certain religions modify, conflict with, and impact the world. First, it will discuss the life and work of the founder, Mary Baker Eddy. Secondly, it will examine the primary rituals and religious services of the Christian Science movement. Then, it will outline the precursors and history of the religion. In the conclusion, a response will be offered to the question of how Christian Science helps us better understand the impact of globalization on America and of America on globalization.
Christian Science is a new religious movement that was founded by a lady named Mary Baker Eddy, born Mary Baker Rose on July 16, 1821 and sadly left this world December 3, 1821. Eddy continuously studied the Bible throughout her life and took a great liking to reading and understanding the sacred text. Growing up, she frequently stayed ill and highly emotional until one day she grew so very life-threatening sick that she simply asked for her Bible. After reading two of Jesus' healings, Eddy miraculously recovered from a severe fall on an icy sidewalk and became well again. After doing this...

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... and quickly gained 400,000 worldwide followers who relied on the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy's own, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," for their answers. In the Christian Bible there is a lot of end time prophecies. The Bible is a historically sacred book, the events in the Bible correlate to other historical documents and landmarks. Christian Science includes the Old Testament which is the Torah for Judaism and Koran for Islam. It is also written in many translations but the original being Aramaic, Hebrew and a few others. Christian Science takes a different view on to the world than other religions do. People become concerned with the idea of this new religion and want to learn more about it. This in turn helps globalize the religion and the world because the facts, ideas, beliefs and practices are being spread throughout the world immensely.
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