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Definition of the noun christianity

What does christianity mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: Christianities

  1. 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
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of Christianity: Christian religion
    • more generic terms: faith / religion / religious belief = a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
    • more specific terms:
      • Second Adventism / Adventism = any Christian religion that believes the second coming of Christ is imminent
      • Catholicism / Catholicity = the beliefs and practices of a Catholic Church
      • Albigensianism / Catharism = a Christian movement considered to be a medieval descendant of Manichaeism in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries; characterized by dualism
      • Donatism = a schismatic Christian religion in northern Africa from the 4th to the 7th century
      • Protestantism = the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation
      • Tractarianism / Puseyism = principles of the founders of the Oxford movement as expounded in pamphlets called `Tracts for the Times'
  2. the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia)
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of Christianity: Christendom
    • more generic word: body = a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • parts:
      • Christian church / church = one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
      • church = the body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church

Alternative definition of the noun christianity


  1. A monotheistic religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ and various scholars who wrote the Christian Bible.


  1. "Christianity" is a book by Linda Woodhead, published on (11 years ago).
    • also known as "Christianity: a very short introduction"
  2. "Christianity" is a book by David Chidester.
    • also known as "Christianity: a global history"
  3. "Christianity" is a book by Philip Wilkinson.
    • also known as "Christianity (Eyewitness Books)", "Christianity (Eyewitness Guide)", "Christianity (DK Eyewitness Books)"
    • genre: Children's literature
    • subjects: Philosophy, Christianity, History of Christian theology, Religion, Judaism
  4. "Christianity" is a book by Donald W. Ekstrand.
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Non-fiction
    • subject: Christianity
    • released on (7 years ago)
  5. "Christianity" is a book by Hans Küng.
    • also known as "Christianity: its essence and history"; "Christianity: essence, history and future"

There are many other writings with this title.

Phrases with Christianity

  1. Judeo-Christianity
  2. Western Christianity
  3. Muscular Christianity

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Christianity

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Google previewCrucified Again (2013)

Exposing Islam s New War on Christians by Raymond Ibrahim

Christianity is the largest religion in the world.

Christianity is a proselytizing faith that seeks to win over converts.

Google previewThe Christian teacher (1835)

by National review

Christianity is the religion of Christ. It arose indeed out of Judaism, but...

Google previewRethinking Religion in India (2009)

The Colonial Construction of Hinduism by Esther Bloch, Marianne Keppens, Rajaram Hegde

Christianity is a historical movement. So are Judaism and Islam. The former has construed the latter as rival religions. Whatever goals they were/are competing for, they did/do so as religions. Judaism and Islam were not merely baptized as ...

Google previewKierkegaard on Politics (2013)

by B. Stocker

Christianity refers to a split between the finitude of earthly human experience and the infinitude of the world beyond, like the distinction Hegel notes when discussing the Classical and the Romantic in art. One way Kierkegaard has of dealing ...

Google previewThe Church in the Long Eighteenth Century (2011)

The I.B.Tauris History of the Christian Church by David Hempton

Moreover, the eighteenth century is a long time, the world is a big place and Christianity is a complex, fragmented and constantly changing religious tradition. One polymath historian who wisely confined himself to writing a mere survey of ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Judaism (2015)

by Norman Solomon

Christianity. The following statement was issued in 2000 by the National Jewish Scholars Project, an independent association of Jewish scholars from across the denominations who seek to open “the door to a serious and sustained inquiry ...

Google previewAn Introductory Dictionary of Theology and Religious Studies (2007)

by Orlando O. Espín, James B. Nickoloff

CHRISTIANITY Christians were evangelization of the tribes, preservation of Christian traditions and learning, and overcoming the trauma caused by the invasions. When the imperial government could no longer provide protection from the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Thoughts (1891)

Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the Best Authors, Both Ancient and Modern

Christianity is not a religion of transcendental abstraction, or brilliant speculation ; its children are neither monks, mystics, epicureans, nor stoics. — It is the religion of loving, speaking, and doing, as well as believing. — It is a life as well as a ...

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Quotes about Christianity

He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all. (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
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Scrabble value of C3H4R1I1S1T1I1A1N1I1T1Y4

The value of this 12-letter word is 20 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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