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  • proper noun The current date era beginning approximately 2012 years ago in the Gregorian calendar, based on the assumed birth of Jesus Christ; Christian equivalent of Common Era, based on anno Domini.

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  • The term Christian Era appears to be much older, and it is listed in all the major dictionaries, including Merriam-Webster's, American Heritage, and Compact Oxford English

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • The term Christian Era appears to be much older, and it is listed in all the major dictionaries, including Merriam-Webster's, American Heritage, and Compact Oxford English Dictionary.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • According to Islamic lore, in the year 610 of the Christian Era, a certain Abu l-Qasim Muhammad ibn 'Abd Allāh al-Hashimi al-Qurashi was ordered by the Archangel Jabril to read out loud from a book that didn't yet exist.

    Eric Lurio: Notes on the Iran/Persia Conflict: A Travelogue -- Part Four

  • Through close reading of original biblical texts and concurrent writings, he proves that the violent prohibitions against gay sex were biblical add-ons, introduced in translation as tolerance for gays waned between the Christian Era and the end of the Middle Ages.

    Leonce Gaiter: Gays, Hate, Blacks, and the Bible

  • De Roover, however, has a different understanding of the common mind of the Christian Era as regards prices and economic activity in general.

    Corporation Christendom Part One

  • The twenty-first century rediscovered an experience of the nineteenth and of the first centuries of the Christian Era, a discovery that was also made by Alexander the Great, that it is much easier to build great modern cities in new places than to modernize the old centres of activity.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • Ahmed and Hafsah flourished in the sixth century of the Hegira, the twelfth of the Christian Era.

    The Alhambra

  • Ahmed and Hafsah flourished in the sixth century of the Hegira, the twelfth of the Christian Era.

    The Alhambra

  • [K] It is sufficient to indicate the figure 9, as we know that it could not have been the year 9 of the Christian Era, and as it was somewhere about the beginning of this century, the figure 9 makes an indefinite impression definite and exact.

    Assimilative Memory or, How to Attend and Never Forget

  • As to Date-words, just _before_ the Christian Era you may use an initial

    Assimilative Memory or, How to Attend and Never Forget

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