Origin Of Christianity

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Christianity is an Abrahamic (emphasize and trace its origins to Abraham, the first of the three biblical patriarchs) monotheistic (believing in the existence of one God) religion based on the life and teachings attributed to Jesus of Nazareth, what is presented in its biblical canon (including both, the Old and New Testaments). Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God and the Messiah (or Christ) as prophesied in the Old Testament, who died for the redemption of mankind’ sins and resurrected three days after his death. As some of the Christian holy writings are shared with Judaism (for instance, the Tanakh, which is the canon of the Hebrew Bible and the old Greek Bible constitute the basis for the Old Testament of different Christian…show more content…
Moreover, some or all Christian groups are, in some sense, versions of the same organization, but showing distinctive features. According to several publications, those divisions are defined by such issues like church authority, doctrine, papal primacy, eschatology, apostolic successions or the nature of Jesus, among others. However, at the same time, these groups share historical ties, similar practices and beliefs; thus, they can be considered as different branches of Christianity.
Although the vast majority of Christians belong to churches that partially accept the validity of other groups, however, they consider the multiplication of points of view as a problem. Furthermore, Christian fundamentalists consider that the existence of different denominations is a sign of sectarianism.
The most basic divisions of contemporary Christianity occur among the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church and the various denominations formed during or after the Protestant Reformation, a Christian religious movement. This began in Germany in the 16th century and was led by Martin Luther, causing a schism in the Catholic Church and enabling the rising of various churches and organizations grouped under the name of
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Interestingly, this church does not see itself as a denomination, but as the original church. In turn, the Eastern Orthodox Church, counts with approximately 300 million followers and is the second largest Christian organization worldwide. As it happens with the Roman Catholic Church, Christian Orthodoxy also considers itself as the original church. An important difference between these two denominations is that the Eastern Orthodox Church is a kind of community of independent churches, whose bishops do not report to any other
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