Definition of Christianity
Example of Christianity
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- Syllabification: (chris·ti·an·i·ty)
- Plural: Christianities
- A type of belief system and cosmogony.
- Also called Christian religion.
- A (noun) Christian follows Christianity and (noun) Christendom is the collective term for Christians currently and historically.
- Religion Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “Christianity” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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- belief system
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “Christianity.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 17, 2019 (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 October 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/christianity/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“Christianity.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 17 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/christianity/>.