American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The Christian religion, founded on the life and teachings of Jesus.
- n. Christians as a group; Christendom.
- n. The state or fact of being a Christian.
- n. A particular form or sect of the Christian religion: the Christianities of antiquity.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The religion founded by Jesus Christ. Christianity may be regarded as divisible into— Historical Christianity, the facts and principles stated in the New Testament, especially those concerning the life, sufferings, death, resurrection, ascension, and nature of Jesus, together with the subsequent development of the Christian church, and the gradual embodiment in society of the principles inculcated by it.
- n. Dogmatic Christianity, the systems of theological doctrine founded on the New Testament. These systems differ with different churches, sects, and schools.
- n. Vital Christianity, the spirit manifested by Jesus Christ in his life, and'which he commanded his followers to imitate.
- n. The body of Christian believers.
- n. The Christian or civilized world; Christendom.
- n. Conformity to the teachings of Christ in life and conduct.
- n. An Abrahamic religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ and various scholars who wrote the Christian Bible.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The religion of Christians; the system of doctrines and precepts taught by Christ.
- n. Practical conformity of one's inward and outward life to the spirit of the Christian religion.
- n. obsolete The body of Christian believers.
- n. the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia)
- n. 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
“Rather than locating us among the quasi-religious free thought groups or at the left flank of mainline Protestantism, A Handbook of Living Religions treats Unitarian Universalism as one of several marginal traditions related to Christianity: There are movements which are only intelligible in relation to Christian faith, but which do not clearly have the marks of historic Christianity 112.”
“The 1981 Perennial Dictionary of World Religions classifies the Unitarian Universalist Association as a development within Christianity, but observes that the new denomination, active in liberal causes, continues its predecessors the American Unitarian Association and the Universalist Church of Americas commitment to live in the tension between humanistic liberalism and Christianity 776.”
“* Thus, instead of "The spirit of Christianity was humanizing, and therefore &c.," or "Christianity, since it was (or being) of a humanizing spirit, discouraged &c.," we can write more briefly and effectively, "Gladiatorial shows were first discouraged, and finally put down, by the _humanizing spirit of Christianity_.”
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“That the horror and the hypocrisy, the greed and the complacency, the endless cunning and the endless stupidity which now go to constitute what we term Christianity are dealt with here in absolutes, does not lessen the truth of its repudiation.”
“The norm in Christianity is genocide, colonialism, and forced conversion.”
“According to Ward, the significance of this sign in Christianity is that someone had descended to Earth and later re-ascended to Heaven.”
“The ‘devil’, in Christianity, is far more pious than any living human is or was.”
“The concept of "savior" within Christianity is likley just a symptom.”
“Other religions/sects under the term Christianity that would form would also murder, torture, and steal in Jesus's name.”
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