In the Preface of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, which sets forth the divine Science of Mind-healing that Jesus practiced, Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “Future ages must declare what the pioneer has accomplished” (p. vii). This occasional “Mary Baker Eddy and . . .” series looks at how the life and ideas of this extraordinary woman have pointed the way, and continue to point the way, to individual and collective spiritual progress.
Throughout history, humanity has been deeply engaged in the quest to understand the nature and cause of existence, and today the pursuit of science uniquely has the reputation of offering answers based on consistent proof. Though the modern definition of science is still a great matter of debate, fundamentally it will always be defined as proven and principled knowledge.