Author: Lee Gilmore

This lesson discusses Christianity from a historical and religious standpoint, tracing its origin in first century A.D./C.E. Judea to the present day, while introducing its main divisions and sects.

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Notes on “Christianity”


Image Sources

Image of World Religions by percentage according to CIA World Factbook 2010, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:World-religions.PNG;

Pie Chart: Percentage of Orthodox, Protestant, & Catholic Christians globally, Original Artwork by Lee Gilmore, Data From: http://www.pewforum.org/Christian/Global-Christianity-traditions.aspx;

Map of World with Christian Population by Country, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianity_percentage_by_country.png



  • The Trinity

    In Christianity, the term used to describe God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (or Holy Ghost).

  • The Reformation

    A movement, which culminated in the establishment of Protestantism, started by dissident Roman Catholics seeking to reform the Church.

  • Christian

    Anyone who accepts Jesus of Nazareth as the Christ, as Lord, and as Savior.