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Christianity meaning

christianity - 5 dictionary results

  1. 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
  2. 2. 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"
  3. 3. The religion of Christians; the system of doctrines and precepts taught by Christ.
  4. 4. Practical conformity of one's inward and outward life to the spirit of the Christian religion
  5. 5. The body of Christian believers.

christianity - examples of usage

  1. It is the confident belief of many that the key to the situation lies with that Church which more truly than any other may be said to represent the historical Christianity of the peoples of English stock. - "A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer", William Reed Huntington.
  2. Christianity first appeared in Britain under the Romans; but in the sixth century, under the Saxon government, it had made such an amazing progress, that every man seemed to be not only almost a Christian, but it was unfashionable not to have been a zealous one. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
  3. Our ancestors, the Saxons, after their conversion to christianity, displayed their zeal in building churches: though the kingdom in a few centuries was amply supplied, yet that zeal was no way abated; it therefore exerted itself in the abbey. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
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