Definition of Christianity

1. Noun. A monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior.

2. Noun. The collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia). "For a thousand years the Roman Catholic Church was the principal church of Christendom"
Exact synonyms: Christendom
Generic synonyms: Body
Terms within: Christian Church, Church, Church
Derivative terms: Christian, Christian

Definition of Christianity

1. n. The religion of Christians; the system of doctrines and precepts taught by Christ.

Definition of Christianity

1. Noun. An Abrahamic religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ and various scholars who wrote the Christian Bible. ¹

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Medical Definition of Christianity

1. The religion stemming from the life, teachings, and death of jesus christ: the religion that believes in god as the father almighty who works redemptively through the holy spirit for men's salvation and that affirms jesus christ as lord and savior who proclaimed to man the gospel of salvation. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Christianity

christian science
christianity (current term)
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Literary usage of Christianity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1920)
"The Struggles and Persecutions of christianity. § 7. Constantine the Great. § 8. The Establishment of Official christianity. § 9. The Map of Europe, AD 500. ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1901)
"'Mature Thought on christianity,' 1897, 8vo, edited by Mr. George Jacob Holyoake. IV. ... On the Historical Depravation of christianity,' 1873, 12mo. 45. ..."

3. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"The last words, if they are not mere tautology, imply some temporal jurisdiction. n Mosheim has slightly sketched the progress of christianity in the North, ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, John Bagnell Bury (1897)
"The gratitude of the church has exalted the virtues and Proj«»tio excused tin- failings of :\ generous patron, who seated christianity °ty on the throne of ..."

5. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander (1855)
"For, in the earlier periods, we saw christianity attaching itself to the culture of the ancient world, then existing under the forms of the Greek and Roman ..."

6. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1903)
"Problem of life ; theology and christianity contrasted. $1.25. Scroll Pub. ... christianity, what is it? 80 c. Moore. Fundamental error of christianity. $i. ..."

7. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan by Asiatic Society of Japan (1888)
"I. For a long time it was generally believed that christianity was first introduced into China in the middle of the century, and this belief held its ground ..."

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