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Fast Facts on Christianity

Christian statistics, history, beliefs and practices at a glance.

Names

Christianity; Christian; christendom; cristianismo

Etymology

followers of Christ (Greek christos, Messiah)

Adherents

2.2 billion

History

Life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth (born c. 4 BCE), a Jew from Palestine under Roman rule

Branches

Roman Catholic; Eastern Orthodox; Protestant

Practices

Prayer, Bible study, baptism, Eucharist (Communion), church on Sundays, numerous holidays.

Main Holidays

Easter, Christmas, saints' days

Texts

Bible (Hebrew Bible + New Testament)

Symbols

Cross, dove, anchor, fish, alpha/omega, chi rho

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Title Fast Facts on Christianity
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Published
UpdatedNovember 20, 2016
MLA Citation“Fast Facts on Christianity.” ReligionFacts.com. 20 Nov. 2016. Web. Accessed 8 Dec. 2016. <www.religionfacts.com/christianity/facts>

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