Christian

The religion and culture that developed in the 1st century CE based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

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Christianity
Christian
christendom Dutch
cristianismo Spanish

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Refers to the world religion and culture that developed in the first century CE, driven by the teachings of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Its roots are in the Judaic tradition and the Old Testament. The tenets include a belief in the death and redemptive resurrection of Jesus. The religion incorporates a tradition of faith, ritual, and a form of church authority or leadership.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300073711. The J. Paul Getty Trust.