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noun  Christianity, Christian religion
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 Category Tree:

cognition; knowledge; noesis
content; cognitive_content; mental_object
religion; faith; religious_belief
Christendom, Christianity
 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" Category Tree:
group; grouping
gathering; assemblage
Christendom, Christianity


What is Christianity?


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This set of pages tries to summarize Christian beliefs and practices. It is intended as an introduction to Christianity for non-Christians, and also as background for those who want to follow the discussions in soc.religion.christian.

Several of these pages are long. The longer pages are organized into numbered subsections. If you are a non-Christian trying to get a feel for what Christianity is about, you might prefer to go to the next page when you hit section 2.

Preface: About the Author
What are major Christian beliefs?
What is the "Gospel"? Includes justification, faith, mortal sin, repentance, the significance of Christ's death.
What about heaven and hell?
Why do Christians believe this? Includes the Bible, revelation, tradition.
What is the Church?
The Christian Life
What is Christian worship? Includes the sacraments.
How do Christians act? Part 1: Law
How do Christians act? Part 2: Showing love
More about Christian beliefs: The Incarnation
More about Christian beliefs: The Trinity
More about Christian beliefs: Predestination and Free Will


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