[ noun ] (religion,Christianity) a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
Used in print(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
In it important elements of Christianity and of the Biblical view of reality in_general , which now cause us much difficulty , could be responded to quite naturally and spontaneously .(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
This is not to say that the only explanation of the present infatuation with Norman_Vincent_Peale 's `` cult of reassurance '' or the other types of a purely cultural Christianity is the ever-present need for a demythologized gospel .
We have aligned ourselves with that `` liberal '' tradition in Protestant Christianity that counts among the great names in its history those of Schleiermacher , Ritschl , Herrmann , Harnack , and Troeltsch , and more recently , Schweitzer and the early Barth and , in part at_least , Bultmann .
Although they have also been concerned to stand squarely within the tradition of the apostolic church , they have exhibited no willingness whatever to sacrifice their modernity to their Christianity .(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
Christianity declares that in the life and death of Jesus_Christ the unique and the universal concur .
religion Protestantism Catholicism Tractarianism albigensianism Adventism donatism redemption Hell cursed Church_Father Incarnation Ascension Immaculate_Conception Nicene_Creed real_presence errancy tritheism article_of_faith ecumenism mortification Elysium assumption ransomed communion council laurentius Antichrist Annunciation inerrancy receive august_6 transubstantiate
[ noun ] (religion,Christianity) a group of Christians; any group professing Christian doctrine or belief
"the church is debating the issue of women priests"
[ noun ] (Christianity) the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia)
"for a thousand years the Roman Catholic Church was the principal church of Christendom"