“Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science)” in Handbook of Denominations in the United States
Olson, Roger E. “Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science).” Pages 307–10, 312–14 of Handbook of Denominations in the United States. Edited by Samuel S. Hill. Nashville: Abingdon Press. 2014.
Although the handbook entry, “Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science),” is categorized within the chapter entitled “Esoteric, Spiritualist, and New Thought Bodies,” there is no explicit connection made between the opening essay on esoteric doctrines and practices and the section on the “Church of Christ, Scientist.” The section devoted specifically to Christian Science is relatively brief, but the descriptions of the teachings and church structure accurately portray the issues most commonly affirmed by adherents. Topics of criticism also reflect the most common concerns from religious, medical, and social perspectives.