(noun) Monotheistic belief system based on the Old and New Testaments of the bible, particularly the teachings of Jesus Christ.
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- 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.
- Word origin of “Christianity” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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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 March 24, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/christianity/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
Christianity. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/christianity/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “Christianity.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 24, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/christianity/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“Christianity.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 24 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/christianity/>