- Christianity ► NOUN ▪ the religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus Christ.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Christianity — Part of a series on Christianity … Wikipedia
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
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
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