Christianity

(noun) Monotheistic belief system based on the Old and New Testaments of the bible, particularly the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Example: Catholicism

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: Christianities
  • A type of belief system.
  • Also called christian religion.
  • A (noun) Christian follows Christianity and (noun) Christendom is the collective term for Christians currently and historically.

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How to Cite the Definition of Christianity

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “Christianity.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 16, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/christianity/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

Christianity. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/christianity/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “Christianity.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 16, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/christianity/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“Christianity.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/christianity/>