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  History of Christianity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Christianity continued to use the Jewish scriptures (the Tanakh became their Old Testament) and accept such fundamental doctrines of Judaism as monotheism (and thus, in turn, Judaism's sole deity Yahweh) and the belief in a moshiach (Hebrew term usually rendered "messiah" in English, which is equivalent to the term "Christ"—Christos in Greek).
The core history of the Roman Catholic Church is said to extend in an unbroken timeline from this period.
Christianity was not restricted to the Mediterranean basin and its hinterlands; at the time of Jesus a large proportion of the Jewish population lived in Mesopotamia outside the Roman Empire, especially in the city of Babylon, where much of the Talmud was developed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Christianity   (6848 words)

  
 Lecture 15: Christianity as a Cultural Revolution
Christian and Jew alike, however, were persecuted for their failure to follow the Roman civil religion.
Although Constantine made Christianity the favored religion of the Empire, it did not become an established or formal religion until 391, the year in which the emperor Theodosius (c.346-395) outlawed heresy and closed all Roman pagan temples.
Those Christians who joined monasteries were attempting to live a life of "ascetic ideals." The individual who lived by such ideals fled from the world in order to devote himself to worship.
www.historyguide.org /ancient/lecture15b.html   (2286 words)

  
 Christianity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Western Christianity in the Middle Ages was characterized by cooperation and conflict between the secular rulers and the Church under the Pope, and by the development of scholastic theology and philosophy.
As the European Enlightenment took hold, Christianity was confronted with the discoveries of science (including the heliocentric model and the theory of evolution), and with the development of biblical criticism (linked to the development of Christian Fundamentalism) and modern political ideologies such as Liberalism, Nationalism and Socialism.
Christian mobs, sometimes with government support, have destroyed pagan temples and oppressed adherents of paganism (such as the philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria, who was murdered by a Christian mob).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christianity   (6918 words)

  
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Christianity brought from Judaism its scriptures (the Old Testament) and fundamental doctrines such as monotheism, and the belief in a moshiach (Hebrew term for messiah); this term is more commonly known as Christ (Christos in Greek).
Christianity has a different form of the messiah, in which God himself came in the flesh as Jesus, and became the deliverer of both Israel and of all mankind.
Christians and Jews have disagreed about which of them has the truer conception of messiah from the time Christianity was born until now, often relying on different interpretations of various passages from the Old Testament or Tanach.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/h/hi/history_of_christianity.html   (1536 words)

  
 History of Christianity - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Christianity brought from Judaism its scriptures (the Old Testament), its way of thinking and fundamental doctrines such as monotheism, and the belief in a moshiach (Hebrew term usually rendered messiah in English); this term is more commonly known as christ (kristos in Greek).
Christians initially adopted the Greek translations of the Jewish scriptures (the Septuagint) as their own Bible, and later also canonized the books of the New Testament.
Christianity in the 20th century was characterised by accelerating fragmentation.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/History_of_Christianity   (4678 words)

  
 Augsburg Fortress | A People's History of Christianity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It is church history, yes, but church history with a difference: "church,"; we insist, is not to be understood first and foremost as the hierarchical-institutional-bureaucratic corporation; rather, above all it is the laity, the ordinary faithful, the people.
And specialists in the history of ecclesio-political relations have sought to plumb the complexities of the church’s interface with its socio-political context, again almost exclusively by examining the relations between church leaders and political authorities.
The history of Christianity understood as popular religion is, as a discipline, not precisely in its infancy but perhaps rather in early adolescence.
www.augsburgfortress.org /learning/apeopleshistoryofchristianity/abouttheseries_whatispeopleshistory.jsp   (5082 words)

  
 Boundless-A True History of Christianity
Christianity, it was said, launched endless bloody wars ("More people have been killed in the name of Jesus Christ than any other name in the history of the world," author Gore Vidal said.
For the first millennium or so, despite all the wars raging around them, Christians either resisted participation in warfare (the first three or four centuries) or accepted it with moral conditions unfamiliar to the warlike world of the era in which conquest needed no ethical or ideological justification.
What's most significant is that the idea of Holy War didn't stick among Christians; it went largely dormant for centuries, was resurrected for a time in European religious wars between Christians and eventually provoked a backlash that began a Christian movement toward tolerance in Europe and spread to the American colonies.
www.boundless.org /2001/regulars/kaufman/a0000528.html   (1337 words)

  
 Christianity
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www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0772925.html   (1155 words)

  
 Christianity, A History of Christianity
Christians believe that Jesus, as God's agent, accomplished something that was intended to benefit the whole world directly without being tied to the fate of any single nation.
Jesus, along with his life and work, are for Christians objects of faith; and the objects of faith are thought of by different people in different ways and differently in various periods of history.
Worst of all was the attempt by the Emperor Diocletian (284-305) to extinguish Christianity altogether.
history-world.org /christianity.htm   (3054 words)

  
 History of Christianity - Christianity Knowledge Base - a Wikia wiki
Christian beliefs state that the preincarnate Christ was involved in the Creation of all things (John 1:3, Colossians 1:16, Hebrews 1:2) and as Angel of Yahweh (see Genesis 16:7-14; Genesis 24:7; Exodus 14:19; 2 Kings 19:35; 1 Chronicles 21:1-27; Zechariah 1:12-13; 1 Corinthians 10:4).
Christianity continued to use the Jewish scriptures (the Tanakh became their Old Testament) and accept such fundamental doctrines of Judaism as monotheism, (and thus, in turn, Judaism's sole deity YHWH) and the belief in a moshiach (Hebrew term usually rendered messiah in English, which is equivalent to the term, Christ — Christos in Greek).
Christians initially adopted the Greek translations of the Jewish scriptures, known as the Septuagint, as their own Bible, and later also canonized the books of the New Testament.
christianity.wikia.com /wiki/History_of_Christianity   (6266 words)

  
 Christianity, A History of Christianity
Christians believe that Jesus, as God's agent, accomplished something that was intended to benefit the whole world directly without being tied to the fate of any single nation.
Jesus, along with his life and work, are for Christians objects of faith; and the objects of faith are thought of by different people in different ways and differently in various periods of history.
Christians used prayers, sang psalms, read from the scriptures (the Old Testament) and from some of Paul's letters, and listened to someone expound the scripture passages for the day.
www.history-world.org /christianity.htm   (3047 words)

  
 Philosophy of Education: History of Christianity
In the context of a modern Christian liberal arts education, teaching one unavoidably involves introducing the others.A course in Christian history seems straightforward: Move through the centuries cataloging the various important events that have been formative for Christianity down the centuries.
For instance, Christian practices such as the liturgical year honor both the Christocentricity of history, and the propriety of remembering saints.
I try to teach Christian history with the same candor that Israel and the Church demonstrated in writing and preserving the Old and New Testament.
www.westmont.edu /~work/material/teachinghistory.html   (1194 words)

  
 EARLY HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY: 170 to 590 CE
The history of the primitive Christian church (30 to 300 CE) is described in a separate essay.
A small minority of Christians were so keen on hastening the end of the world and the arrival of the Kingdom of God that they set fires to encourage the second coming of Jesus.
This is believed to be the last time in church history that the ordination of women was mentioned as a routine practice, until modern times.
www.religioustolerance.org /chr_hise.htm   (1968 words)

  
 Church History
Like the history of ancient Israel, the history of the Christian church is to be remembered and learned from.
History is littered with heresies that have tried to infiltrate the church, including false ideas such as Arianism, Gnosticism, Montanism and Marcionism.
The Christian faith is birthed and the gospel of grace is preached.
www.allaboutreligion.org /Church-History.htm   (564 words)

  
 The History of Christianity
Christianity, as it developed from that day, is: the fact of God as the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, in association with the experience of believer-fellowship with the risen and glorified Christ.
Christianity became the moral culture of Rome but hardly its religion in the sense of being the individual experience in spiritual growth of those who embraced the new religion in such a wholesale manner.
Christianity even now willingly goes the first mile, but mankind languishes and stumbles along in moral darkness because there are so few genuine second-milers--so few professed followers of Jesus who really live and love as he taught his disciples to live and love and serve.
www.inspiredbooks.com /Christianity.htm   (6494 words)

  
 History of Christianity
The requirements for the History of Christianity are designed for students desiring a broad preparation in the History of Christianity as a global religion.
HC students who are admitted to the 48-unit program without the requisite two semester History of Christianity course are required to take the exam no later than the beginning of their second year of course work.
Christianity — Students are required to demonstrate knowledge of Christianity in the U.S. or North America generally, as well as a more in-depth knowledge of some particular aspect of Christianity in the U.S. (Ann Taves, Jack Fitzmier, Scott Cormode).
www.cgu.edu /pages/1011.asp   (1584 words)

  
 History Of Christianity
Christianity started about 2000 years ago in Judea (present-day Israel) with Jesus Christ and His faithful group of disciples.
History of Christianity -- With this cultural and religious backdrop, the ministry of Jesus began.
Though most of the historical record for the start of the Christian faith is recorded in the New Testament accounts, the history of Christianity actually began with prophecy in the Old Testament.
www.allaboutreligion.org /history-of-christianity.htm   (815 words)

  
 History of christianity
He is of the same essence and divinity as God the Father and is regarded by Christians, and confirmed in the Scriptures, as the creator of all things and the Saviour of the world.
The early Christians were plagued by heresies concerning the divine nature of Jesus, and great Councils of Christian leaders were called to address the matters.
Finally, although many profess Christianity as their religion true Christianity is an inward experience called the `Born Again experience'.
www.worldgospelcollege.net /aog/page3.html   (352 words)

  
 History of Christianity - ReligionFacts
Christians believe, and most scholars agree, that Jesus was an actual historical figure, and a quite intriguing personality.
In its first three centuries, the Christian church endured persistent and often severe persecution at the hands of the Roman authorities.
The Crusades were expeditions of Christian Europe in the 12th and 13th centuries for the recovery of the Holy Land from the Muslim Turks.
www.religionfacts.com /christianity/history.htm   (394 words)

  
 Mr. Dowling's Christian History Page
The first Christians believed that Jesus would quickly return to earth, so there was no need to create any written records of his life.
A legend says that on the eve of a battle, Constantine saw a Christian symbol in the sky with words that translate to “By this sign you shall conquer.” Constantine never established Christianity as the official religion of the empire, but he did encourage its growth.
Christianity grew from a little known, persecuted group to the principal religious faith of the Roman Empire.
www.mrdowling.com /702-christianity.html   (717 words)

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