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Christianity

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Christianity is a religious tradition based on the spiritual and ethical teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, whom Christians believe to be the Messiah, the Son of God, and God incarnate. As an Abrahamic faith, it shares the Old Testament with Judaism, from which it split in the first century CE, while the New Testament is distinctly Christian, recounting the life of Jesus and the ministries of his apostles. Interpretations of these scriptures differ between the tradition's three main branches: Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with about 2.3 billion adherents. In Europe, church attendance is down and secularism is on the rise. Overall Christian adherence is relatively stable in the Americas and is increasing in Sub-Saharan Africa. Christianity has played a major role in shaping Western civilization and continues to influence politics in diverse ways across the globe.

ESSAYS ON CHRISTIANITY:

Christianity
基督教
Christian Beliefs
基督教信仰
Christian Practices
基督教实践
Demographics of Christianity
基督教人口分布
Christian Scripture
基督教经典

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Christianity and Religious Freedom in the Ancient Period (until 475 CE)
Christianity and Religious Freedom in the Medieval Period (476 – 1453 CE)
Christianity and Religious Freedom in the Early Modern Period (1454 – 1750)
Christianity and Religious Freedom in the Modern Period (1751 – 2011)

THEMES

Christianity on Wealth and Poverty
基督教关于富裕和贫穷的观念
Christianity on Peace and Violence
基督教关于和平和暴力的观念
Christianity on Justice and Injustice
基督教关于正义和非正义的观念
Christianity on Health and Illness
基督教关于健康和疾病的观念
Christianity on the Religious Other
基督教关于宗教他者的观念
Christianity on Defamation of Religion