Albert Einstein & Christian Science
Science and Religion, or is it Spirituality? It’s all relative!
Few individuals know the relationship that one of the greatest scientists of our time had with Christian Science, and why it’s import is critical for the advancement of the age, spiritually.
Were you aware Albert Einstein studied Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy (the Discoverer, Founder and Leader of Christian Science; 1821–1910), supported its conclusions, and admired its author, Mary Baker Eddy?
Dr. Einstein was known to visit Christian Science churches and Reading Rooms in the New York and New Jersey areas. There have been numerous anecdotes and quotes preserved over the years from individuals who have had knowledge of, or contact with Dr. Einstein, in connection with Christian Science.
R.S. of Washington, was told years ago by the librarian of the New York Reading Room which Dr. Einstein frequented, that upon his leaving the Reading Room one day he commented, ‘You people don’t know what you have in that book (meaning Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy).’
Dr. Einstein’s view on religion is well documented, except for his relationship with Christian Science, as revealed in these singular instances. Mary Baker Eddy’s textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, while a companion textbook to the Bible, also stands wholly on it’s own as a treatise on understanding man (the generic sense of man, including woman) as the reflection of the One Infinite, God, a spiritual idea, not a mortal, material being.
It can be argued that Einstein was not a religious person per se, but rather sought the spiritual origin of all, as from the one infinite source of All, Creation.
In an affidavit by Mary Spaulding, wife of the famous violinist Alfred Spaulding, was preserved a conversation she had with Albert Einstein in the New York City Reading Room on 42nd Street. Dr. Einstein’s high regard for Science and Health is reflected in the following: ‘Science and Health is beyond this generation’s understanding. It is the pure science. And, to think that a woman knew this over eighty years ago!’