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published: 3/17/04
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Christianity




Founded by Jesus Christ approximately 2,000 years ago, Christianity is one of the most influential religions in world history. Although this faith began as a small sect of Judaism during the first century in ancient Israel, Christians number almost 2 billion at the beginning of the 21st century and can be found in every corner of the globe. Christianity has also produced the oldest and largest instiution ever known to humanity - the Church. And while Christianity initially experienced growth in the Western world, today its numeric center is rapidly moving East.

When it comes to Christianity, many people have questions like: What do Christians believe about God, the universe, people, the spiritual realm, and the afterlife? What are their values, traditions, and ethics? Who are their theologians, leaders, and converts? And what is their history? Serious students of religion will also want to know how Christianity is the same as, and different from, other major world religions, such as Judaism and Islam.

The table of contents below will direct you to various topics on the Christian faith, from theology to comparison charts, to biographies, to sacred days, to important literature and much more. (Note: Category headings go to the home page for that subject.)



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John Wesley, Plain Account of Christian Perfection

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Angels

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Augustine's Writings

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Christian Ethics
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