1. Christian Science is based on the Bible, especially the teachings of Jesus Christ. See, for example, Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (Boston: The Christian Science Board of Directors), 523: 22–12. For more historical information see “Hinduism in America,” by Amanda Lucia from the Oxford Research Encyclopedia, https://oxfordre.com/religion/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199340378.001.0001/acrefore-9780199340378-e-436 and “Buddhism in America,” by Jeff Wilson from the Oxford Research Encyclopedia, https://oxfordre.com/americanhistory/display/10.1093/acrefore/9780199329175.001.0001/acrefore-9780199329175-e-320
  2. Eddy, “Sermon,” Journal of Christian Science, 1 November 1884, 1. This article was later revised and republished in Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, 168–171.
  3. “Editorial,” The Christian Science Weekly, 29 September 1898, 4–5.
  4. Mary Baker Eddy to Margaret E. Easton, 2 July 1893, L04690.
  5. Eddy, “Mrs. E’s History,” n.d., A11025.
  6. Eddy to Frank N. Riale, 17 September 1906, L14293. This was later reprinted as “Letter to a Clergyman” in Eddy’s book The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany (Boston: The Christian Science Board of Directors), 118–120.
  7. Eddy, Message to The Mother Church for 1902 (Boston: The Christian Science Board of Directors), 3.
  8. For more information, see From the Papers: A major revision of Science and Health.
  9. See Robert Peel, Mary Baker Eddy: The Years of Trial (Boston: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1971), 205–208.
  10. Eddy, “Religions and Christian Science,” n.d., A10398, 3–5.
  11. Stephen Gottschalk, Rolling Away the Stone (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006), 142.
  12. See “Communion of Christian Scientists,” The Christian Science Journal, July 1898, 269–271.
  13. Eddy to Septimus J. Hanna, 10 June 1898, L05223. See also “New Pamphlet,” Christian Science Sentinel, 29 September 1898, 7.