Facts about the religion, Christianity
- Christians believe god is represented in three forms, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
- They consider Jesus the son of the Virgin Mary, came to earth to offer redemption for mankind's sins.
- They say that after he was crucified he ascended into heaven.
- They believe in an afterlife.
Scared text or writing
- Christianity's sacred text is the Bible, a book consisting of the new and Old Testament.
- Religious leader of each individual church is a priest
- The religious leader of the Catholic Church, is the pope.
- The current pope is Pope Francis
- Christmas- The believed day Jesus was born
- Easter- The day Jesus Christ returned from the dead
- Pentecost- 40 days after Easter. It is the coming of the Holy Spirit
Jesus being resurrected from the grave.
The dove, a common representation of the Holy Spirit
The birth of the baby Jesus in a manger.
History of Christianity
- Began as an offshoot of Judaism
- Believed that Jesus walked the Earth and offered redemption for sins.
- Early Christians were prosecuted until Emperor Constantine made it the official religion of Rome.
- There are different forms of Christianity today
- Although Christianity is a minority in Middle East, 75% of Americans of Arab descent worship this.
Current state of Christianity
- Over 2 billion practice it worldwide
- Many countries practice this religion or other forms of it
- Some of the most practiced places are the U.S, Canada, and countries in Europe.
U.S map of religions
A more detailed view of U.S religions
Europe map of religions
A more detailed map of main religions in Europe
World map of Christianity
A map of where Christianity is practiced.