Christianity

Parimala G, Teena T, and Dev T

Origin

The origin of Christianity is Jerusalem, because that is where Jesus spread his teachings.

The Apostle Creed states that Jesus is the son of God. He was born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate. He was crucified, died and was buried. On the third day he rose again and he ascended into heaven. It is said that he is seated at the right hand of the father and will come again to judge the living and the dead.

Important People and Holy Places

Jesus, the Virgin Mary, Abraham, Adam and Eve are important people in Christianity.

The Holy Places are: Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth

Main Branches

Christianity is a universalizing religion.

The main branches are Eastern Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, Mormon.
Under protestant there are many denominations such as Methodists , Presbyterians , Baptists, etc...
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Impacts on Social, Cultural and Family Structures


The Holy Bible consists of the new and old testaments ten commandments.
The Bible preaches that you must respect your parents.
Also, in the Ten Commandments, it is stated that killing, murdering, stealing, lying, or committing adultery is prohibited.
If you follow the teachings of Jesus then you can achieve salvation and go into Heaven. If you fail to do so, then Hell is your fate. A true christian is a person/individual that follows the Ten Commandments.

How did Christianity diffuse?

During the Roman Empire, Christianity emerged in the Eastern Mediterranean. Its head was in Jerusalem. It then spread to Antioch, Corinth and Ephesus. From Antioch it spread to Syria, from Ephesus to Asia Minor and Gaul and from Alexandria to the Roman Empire. From the Roman Empire it spread to Italy and Africa. From there it spread to Spain. Eventually it diffused through the rest of Europe and Asia and was then brought over to the Americas. The Hearth of modern day Christianity is in Rome.

Today's Christianity

Christianity has more than 2 billion followers today.

It is mostly practiced in Europe.

Dristrubtion of Christanity's followers in the World

How has Christianity affected our world throughout history and until present-day?