Christianity is important because it has a prominent role in history, and is one of the world's leading religions christianity has the largest numbers of adherents of any religion, with more than two billion people following its teachings. A theologian and church historian, he wrote several books including a history of christianity in africa, a history of english christianity, and the church in africa and edited a world history of christianity and the oxford companion to christian thought. A history of christianity will be fascinating reading for anyone interested in one of the most powerful influences on global civilization starting with christianity's origins as a jewish sect, the author shows how europe was converted and then how the christian faith was accepted by the americas, much of africa and parts of the east. In raw numbers, then, charismatic and pentecostal christianity is the fastest growing phenomenon in world religious history t hese three phenomena—african growth, urbanization and the rise of pentecostalism—also help account, i suspect, for the greater fragmentation of the christian world.
The most important part of this linear-progressive view of history is that, as the bible says, the world had a beginning, and that at the beginning an action began, a movement guided by divine providence to an ultimate telos—a culmination of purpose, aim, or goal. Christianity is the world's biggest religion, with about 21 billion followers worldwide it is based on the teachings of jesus christ who lived in the holy land 2,000 years ago. Christianity, major religion, stemming from the life, teachings, and death of jesus of nazareth (the christ, or the anointed one of god) in the 1st century ce it has become the largest of the world's religions and, geographically, the most widely diffused of all faiths it has a constituency of more than two billion believers.
Christianity had more to do with opening a new era in the history of the mediterranean region than with shaping the later roman empire yet important connections did exist that explain features of christianity and of later roman history. Christianity began about six centuries before islam, a head start that helps explain why some scholars believe that, in the past, christians always have been more numerous than muslims around the world. A world history of christianity [adrian hastings] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers christianity is the most global of religions however, most books on the subject fail to do justice to the history of christianity outside europe and north america. The history of christianity is the history of the christian religion and the christian church, from jesus and his apostles to our times christianity is the monotheistic religion that is based on the birth, life, death, resurrection and teaching of jesus christ.
Christian from the 7th century, it is an established duchy by 880 in 925 a croatian ruler receives his crown directly from the pope by contrast the ruler of serbia, in the east, adopts the greek orthodox faith. First, world christianity - understood as world-wide christianity - helps us to define the scope of christianity by calling it world or global christianity we have removed all possible limits to the scope and extent of christian community. While this was an important development in the history of christianity, it was not a total replacement of traditional roman beliefs with christianity in 325, constantine called the council of nicaea , which was a gathering of christian leaders to determine the formal—or orthodox —beliefs of christianity.
Timeline: important dates in ad christian history 0 - 29 c jesus defined: the period of jesus' human life on earth during which he fulfilled all old testament prophecies regarding the promised messiah. Christianity is an abrahamic monotheistic religious group based on the life and teachings of jesus of nazareth, also known by christians as the christit is the world's largest religion, with over 24 billion followers, or 33% of the global population, making up a majority of the population in about two-thirds of the countries in the world. The history of christianity in the world's largest country can't be told without acknowledging the female evangelists and pastors who built its church alexander chow how the philippines. Perspectives how christianity is growing around the world by charles colson breakpoint ministry cbncom--in his book the clash of civilizations, samuel huntington predicts that demographics will decide the clash between christianity and islam.
Early christian tradition states that both paul and peter meet their deaths in rome during the 60s, becoming the two saints most associated with the city paul may have been executed as a result of the charges laid against him, since luke says that he lived in rome for two years - till about 62. 4 stars for a history of christianity: the first three thousand years by diarmaid macculloch simply put, whether you're religious or not, you cannot deny the importance and impact religion (christianity, specifically) has had on the world. An interesting documentary about the first 1000 years of one of the most important religions in the world: christianity.
History of christianity history of christianity: the beginning of the faith history of christianity -- how did it all start christianity started about 2000 years ago in judea (present-day israel) with jesus christ and his faithful group of disciples during this period, judea was a cross-cultural mecca of bustling cities and farms. The history of christianity concerns the christian religion, christendom, and the church with its various denominations, from the 1st century to the present roman catholic and eastern orthodox christianity spread to all of europe in the middle ages. A history christianity edited by: robert a guisepi on a late afternoon, in about the year ad 30, two men were walking from jerusalem to the nearby village of emmaus.