What is Christianity?

  • (noun): A monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior.
    Synonyms: Christian religion
    See also — Additional definitions below

Christianity

Christianity (from the Ancient Greek: Χριστιανός Christianos and the Latin suffix -itas) is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus as presented in canonical gospels and other New Testament writings. It also considers the Hebrew Bible, which is known as the Old Testament, to be canonical. Adherents of the Christian faith are known as Christians.

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... modern creation, established in the 1800s with the conversion of some Karens to Christianity and shaped by various British colonial policies and practices and the introduction of Christianity ... After Christianity was introduced by missionaries during this period, some Karen-speaking Christians began asserting a distinct identity from their non-Christian counterparts, and garnered special privileges ...
Human Rights In China - Civil Liberties - Religious Freedom - Christianity
... The "official Catholic" metropolitan bishop was elected in China in 2007 to replace the deceased Fu Tieshan instead of appointed by the Pope as is customary ... According to Pope Benedict XVI, the Catholic Church in particular is viewed as a foreign power in a situation somewhat analogous to that in Post-Reformation England, and so the official church in China is state-controlled ...
Christianity - Criticism
... Main article Criticism of Christianity Criticism of Christianity and Christians goes back to the Apostolic age, with the New Testament recording friction between the followers of Jesus and ... In the second century Christianity was criticized by the Jews on a various grounds, e.g ... By the third century criticism of Christianity had mounted, partly as a defense against it, and the 15 volume Adversus Christianos by Porphyry was written as a comprehensive attack ...

More definitions of "Christianity":

  • (noun): The collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia).
    Synonyms: Christendom

Famous quotes containing the word christianity:

    There is the Christianity of tenderness. But ... it is utterly pushed aside by the Christianity of self-glorification: the self-glorification of the humble.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    Anybody can be virtuous now. You can carry at least half your morality about in a bottle. Christianity without tears—that’s what soma is.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    It is our taste that decides against Christianity now, no longer our reasons.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)