Christianity Timeline

The Chronology of Christianity

Christianity is one of the most influential world religions in history. Founded by Jesus Christ over 2,000 years ago, Christianity quickly spread in the Western world and today it's making unprecedented inroads into Asia and Africa.

Christian history involved three major branches: Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestantism.

The following timeline of Christianity summarizes some of the most important events in Christianity since its founding about 2,000 years ago. (Certain major world events are also listed for historical context.) By reading through the timeline, one is able to track the advancement of Christianity around the world. Links will take the reader to more in-depth articles on he topics mentioned.

A timeline of the Christian faith

  1. Earle E. Cairns, Christianity Through the Centuries (Zondervan, 1996).
  2. Justo Gonzalez, The Story of Christianity (Prince Press, 1999).
  3. Kenneth Scott Latourette, A History of Christianity, Vol. I: to A.D. 1500 (4th ed., Prince Press, 2000).
  4. Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service, 2004.