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Christianity: The Basics

DOI: 11.5040/Christianity

Resources in this section provide an introduction to Christianity as a global religious tradition. The Christianity: The Basics Overview Article is a good starting point for beginners and is based around three major questions:
1. Who was Jesus Christ?
2. How did Christianity become the world’s largest religion?
3. What do Christians believe?
By understanding the answers to these three basic questions, readers will gain a broad overview of what exactly Christianity is, and why it has attracted more people than any other religion in human history.


The Bible: How Christians Use Their Text

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Craig W.C. Ginn

Christianity: The Basics

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Dyron B. Daughrity

Eastern Orthodox Tradition

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Gaelan Gilbert

Global Christianity: The Future of the Faith

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William T. Purinton

Jesus: A Jewish Messiah

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Nicholas J. Zola

Protestantism: 40,000 and Still Counting

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William T. Purinton

The Sacraments: The Lifeblood of Christianity

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Ellie Gebarowski-Shafer

Women in Christianity: An Emerging Story

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Ellie Gebarowski-Shafer

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