HOW DOES CHRISTIAN SCIENCE DEFINE GOD?
In the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, one brief answer to this question “What is God?” is as follows:
“God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love.” (S&H 465)
Mary Baker Eddy goes on to explain that those terms are “synonymous,” and writes:
“They refer to one absolute God. They are also intended to express the nature, essence,
and wholeness of Deity. The attributes of God are justice, mercy, wisdom, goodness,
and so on.” (S&H 465)
Elsewhere, in the Glossary of Science and Health, she defines God this way:
God. The great I am; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence.
The entire textbook explores the “nature, essence, and wholeness” of God, which is the
foundation for the system of Christian Science. Christian Scientists study and pray daily
to get a better understanding of our heavenly Father-Mother.