Christianity

  • 1 Christianity — • An account is given of Christianity as a religion, describing its origin, its relation to other religions, its essential nature and chief characteristics, but not dealing with its doctrines in detail nor its history as a visible organization… …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 CHRISTIANITY — CHRISTIANITY, a general term denoting the historic community deriving from the original followers of Jesus of Nazareth; the institutions, social and cultural patterns, and the beliefs and doctrines evolved by this community; and – in the   widest …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 3 Christianity —    Christianity played an important role in forming the attitudes of generations of Europeans toward Jews. Indeed, the roots of Christianity are found within Judaism; Jesus and his disciples were Jews who belonged to a sect that preached… …

    Historical dictionary of the Holocaust

  • 4 Christianity — Chris*tian i*ty, n. [OE. cristiente, OF. cristient[ e], F. chr[ e]tient[ e], fr. L. christianitas. ] [1913 Webster] 1. The religion of Christians; the system of doctrines and precepts taught by Christ. [1913 Webster] 2. Practical conformity of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Christianity — c.1300, cristente, from O.Fr. crestienté (Mod.Fr. chrétienté), from Church L. christianitatem (nom. christianitas), noun of state from christianus (see CHRISTIAN (Cf. Christian)). Gradually respelled to conform with Latin …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 Christianity — ► NOUN ▪ the religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus Christ …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Christianity — [kris΄chē an′ə tē, kris΄tē an′ə tē] n. [ME cristianite < OFr crestiente < LL(Ec) Christianitas < Christianus, CHRISTIAN] 1. Christians collectively 2. the Christian religion, based upon belief in Jesus as the Christ and upon his… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Christianity — /kris chee an i tee/, n., pl. Christianities. 1. the Christian religion, including the Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox churches. 2. Christian beliefs or practices; Christian quality or character: Christianity mixed with pagan elements; …

    Universalium

  • 9 Christianity — Part of a series on Christianity …

    Wikipedia

  • 10 Christianity — A world religion which regards Jesus Christ as its founder, Christianity was originally a social movement in Judaism , emerging in Jerusalem during the Roman occupation. With the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE, Christianity became increasingly …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 11 Christianity —    The religion which has shaped English culture for the past 1,500 years is Christianity, whether in its Catholic or its Protestant form; much English folklore embodies Christian ethics, echoes biblical themes, or presents a modified,… …

    A Dictionary of English folklore

  • 12 Christianity —    Claims that the founders of Christianity Jesus Christ and his disciples were shamans have been made on the basis of the prevalence of healing and exorcism in the Bible. John Allegro’s claim that Christianity began among a group who ate… …

    Historical dictionary of shamanism

  • 13 Christianity — (Protestantism) Protestant Christianity is the fastest growing religion in China. In 1949, the number of Protestant Christians was only around 700,000; but by 2000 the official estimate had reached approximately 15 million. Reliable unofficial… …

    Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • 14 Christianity —    The history of Christianity in Russia dates back over a millennium to when Prince Vladimir I of Kiev officially adopted Christianity of the Byzantine rite. As a result of the Great Schism (1054), the eastern (Orthodox) and western (Catholic)… …

    Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

  • 15 Christianity —    In the early Middle Ages, Christianity was propa gated by missionaries from England. One of the first was Willibrord, who preached among the Frisians. His most famous comissionary was Bonifatius, born about 672 in Wessex and later archbishop… …

    Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

  • 16 Christianity — Synonyms and related words: Christendom, Christianism, Christlikeness, Christliness, Judeo Christian religion, Orthodox Christianity, Protestant Christianity, angelicalness, beauty of holiness, fear of God, godlikeness, godliness, godly… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 Christianity — (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A religion based upon the divinity of Christ] Syn. teachings of Christ, religion of Christ, the Church, Christian faith, divine revelation, the Gospel, the Faith, Christian fundamentalism, Evangelicalism; Catholicism, Roman… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 Christianity — [[t]krɪ̱stiæ̱nɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT Christianity is a religion that is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ and the belief that he was the son of God. He converted to Christianity that day …

    English dictionary

  • 19 Christianity —    This term refers to the religious tradition that is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. The first adherents to Christianity were known as followers of the way (see Acts 9:2) because Jesus was understood as the way to salvation (see Jn… …

    Glossary of theological terms

  • 20 Christianity — noun Date: 14th century 1. the religion derived from Jesus Christ, based on the Bible as sacred scripture, and professed by Eastern, Roman Catholic, and Protestant bodies 2. conformity to the Christian religion 3. the …

    New Collegiate Dictionary


We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.