What is christian?

  • (noun): A religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on christian, christians:

Uchimura Kanzō - Japanese Religious Leader
... church was actually a hindrance to the Christian faith, and Christian sacraments, such as baptism and communion, are not essential to salvation ... Uchimura named his Christian position as "Mukyokai" or Nonchurch Movement ... writings in English include Japan and the Japanese (1894) and How I became a Christian (1895), and reflect his struggle to develop a Japanese form of Christianity ...
Christian Eschatology
... Christian eschatology is a major branch of study within Christian theology ... Broadly speaking, Christian eschatology is the study of the destiny of humankind as it is revealed by the Bible, which is the primary source for all ... The major issues and events in Christian eschatology are death and the afterlife, Heaven and Hell, the Second Coming of Jesus, the Resurrection of ...
Creed
... It was based on Christian understanding of the Canonical Gospels, the letters of the New Testament and to a lesser extent the Old Testament ... the Trinity, is generally taken as a fundamental test of orthodoxy for most Christian denominations ... Some Christian denominations and other groups have rejected the authority of those creeds ...
Berea College - Academics and Student Life - Christian Identity
... Berea was founded by Protestant Christians ... It maintains a Christian identity separate from any particular denomination ... One General Studies course is focused on Christian faith, as every student is required to take an Understandings of Christianity course ...
Christians Without Creeds
... Some Christian denominations, and particularly those descending from the Radical Reformation, do not profess a creed ... of themselves, could never be the basis of Christian fellowship" ... in the Restoration Movement and its descendants, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Churches of Christ, and the Christian churches and churches of Christ ...

More definitions of "christian":

  • (adj): Relating to or characteristic of Christianity.
    Example: "Christian rites"
  • (adj): Following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ.

Famous quotes containing the word christian:

    It is the place where all the aspirations of the Western World meet to form one vast master aspiration, as powerful as the suction of a steam dredge. It is the icing on the pie called Christian civilization.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    I am a Christian and a Democrat—that’s all.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    All great amusements are dangerous to the Christian life; but among all those which the world has invented there is none more to be feared than the theater. It is a representation of the passions so natural and so delicate that it excites them and gives birth to them in our hearts, and, above all, to that of love.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)