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Christian Science and American Jews

Ellen M. Umansky

in From Christian Science to Jewish Science

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780195044003
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835485 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195044002.003.0002
Christian Science and American Jews

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This chapter discusses the three main reasons why Jews are attracted to Christian Science: physical, social, and spiritual. Jews initially turned to Christian Science due to its promise of health, peace, and comfort. Others were attracted to the possibility of social elevation. However, most affiliated themselves with the Christian Science Church for spiritual guidance.

Keywords: American Jews; Christian Science; spiritual guidance

Chapter.  13120 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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