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Bruce Fitzwater, CSB

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Bruce Fitzwater, CSB

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  • Where: Portland, Oregon


  • Where: Portland, Oregon

My family was entering into the study of Christian Science during my infancy. My childhood was graced by love felt through my mother’s selflessness and trust in God. As my father grew into the practical understanding of Jesus’ teachings, he and I shared many searching metaphysical discussions. At college and graduate school I studied philosophy and then taught philosophy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. However, this initial academic work, which I enjoyed and valued, deepened my underlying conviction that the goodness sought by the world and myself is most directly found through the study of Christian Science and its healing practice.

On my return to the United States in 1971, I focused on preparation for becoming a practitioner. After entering the practice, I soon continued contact with academic communities as a Regional Representative to Christian Science organizations at universities. In the 1980’s, as a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, I addressed audiences throughout the United States and in over 30 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia. Recently, I completed 10 years of service as state Committee on Publication.

Since Normal class instruction in 1985, I’ve conducted yearly classes of primary instruction in Christian Science. At present, in addition to my continuing teaching and practice, I've been responding to a call to better understand all mankind as embraced in one Truth and Love. My wife recently retired from her career as an English teacher, and we reside in downtown Portland, Oregon.

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