Christianity is the most widely practiced religion in the world, with more than 2 billion followers. The Christian faith centers on beliefs regarding. History Of Christianity – Examine the roots of a facts-based faith. Study the reliable history of Jesus Christ, the Messiah foretold in prophecy. The following is a capsule summary of the top 25 events in the History of Christianity, events which shaped the Church itself, Christian civilization, and the .

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Jewish and Muslim theologians criticize the doctrine of the Trinity held by most Christians, stating that this doctrine in effect assumes that there are three Gods, running against the basic tenet of monotheism. The city of Rome was embroiled in the turmoil and devastation of Italian peninsular warfare during the Early Middle Ages. For not as common bread and common drink do we receive these, but in like manner as Jesus Christ our Savior, having been made flesh by the Word of God Following the death of St.

Although progress has been made, concerns over papal primacy and the independence of the smaller Orthodox churches has blocked a final resolution of hostory schism.

Nonetheless, the transfer of the Roman capital to Constantinople inevitably brought mistrust, rivalry, and even jealousy to the relations of the two great sees, Rome and Hisrory. Saul of Tarsuschristianisk known as Paul the Apostlepersecuted the early Jewish Christians, such as Saint Christianimthen converted and adopted the title of “Apostle to the Gentiles” and started proselytizing among the Gentiles.

Trinity refers to the teaching that the one God [] comprises three distinct, eternally co-existing persons; the Fatherthe Son incarnate in Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.


The Unam sanctam is a landmark in the history of the doctrine of Papal Primacy. Though Pope Gregory Chrixtianism, a Frenchman, returned to Rome inthe strife between Italian and French factions intensified, especially following his subsequent death. Francis of Assisi was born to wealth. The most striking feature in chrsitianism reform was the return to manual labour, and especially to field-work.

With Emphasis on Pauline Anthropology. According to Church tradition, it was under Nero’s persecution that the saints Peter and Paul became martyrs in Rome.

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University of California Press. InPope Clement Vdue to political considerations, moved to Avignon in southern France and exercised his pontificate there. From Gethsemane to the Grave.

The early Christian Church was faced with spreading the teachings of Jesus Christ throughout the world, often during a time of martyrdom and intense persecution. The First and Second Apologies. Pentecostalism in turn inspired the Charismatic movement within already established denominations.

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Although the greater number of Christians remained in the East, the developments in the West would set the stage for major developments in the Christian world during the later Middle Ages. Bonhoeffer was later found guilty in the conspiracy to assassinate Hitler and executed.

A four gospel canon the Tetramorph was in place by the time of Irenaeus, c. Pius began his pontificate by giving large alms to the poor, charity, and hospitals, and the pontiff was known for consoling the poor and sick, and supporting missionaries.

Confirmation Chrismation in the Orthodox traditionHoly orders ordinationPenance or ConfessionAnointing of the Sick and Matrimony see Christian views on marriage. Western Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy. The entire process was spearheaded by the Council of Trentwhich clarified and reasserted doctrine, issued dogmatic definitions, and produced the Roman Catechism.


A dispute concerning the relation of the Father and the Son arose in Egypt known as the Arian controversy.

The Council would become more famous for their issue of the Nicene Creedwhich, among other things, professed a belief in One Holy Catholic Apostolic Church, the start of Christendom. Indeed, the councils, which drew up the original Creed, had expressly forbidden any subtraction or addition to the text.

Syriac became the biblical and liturgical language of early Christian Churches in the East. Many Christian believers died for their faith and became martyrs for the church Bishop Polycarp and St Alban amongst others. Religion and the Cultural Crisis in India and the West. Compact History of the Catholic Church. Although it was originally persecuted, it would ultimately become the state religion of the Roman Empire Clare joined the Franciscans in in Assisi. Some of the disciples, namely Saint Kliment, Saint Naum who were of noble Bulgarian descent and Saint Angelaruis, returned to Bulgaria where they were welcomed by the Bulgarian Tsar Boris I who viewed the Slavonic liturgy as a way to counteract Greek influence in the country.

Catherine’s Monastery on Mt. The Second Crusade occurred in when Edessa was retaken by Islamic forces. For them, specifically, Simon Peter’s primacy could never be the exclusive prerogative of any one bishop.