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



Terms to Know

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

The Reformation

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

The Trinity

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