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From Christian Science to Jewish ScienceSpiritual Healing and American Jews$
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Ellen M. Umansky

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195044003

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195044002.001.0001

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Christian Science and American Jews

Christian Science and American Jews

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(p.7) 1 Christian Science and American Jews
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From Christian Science to Jewish Science
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Ellen M. Umansky (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195044002.003.0002

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

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