Christianity

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(Christianity) the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of Christ Annunciation
town in southern Turkey; ancient commercial center and capital of Syria; an early center of Christianity Antakiya , Antakya , Antioch
(Christianity) the adversary of Christ (or Christianity) mentioned in the New Testament; the Antichrist will rule the world until overthrown by the Second Coming of Christ Antichrist
any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people Apostelic Father , Apostle
(Christianity) any of the sections into which a creed or other statement of doctrine is divided article of faith , credendum
(Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter Ascension , Ascension Day , Ascension of the Lord
(Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended Assumption
(Christianity) a church festival held in commemoration of the Transfiguration of Jesus August 6 , Transfiguration , Transfiguration Day
(Roman Catholic Church) one of the great fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430) Augustine , Augustine of Hippo , Saint Augustine , St. Augustine
terrorist organization whose goal is to take over Japan and then the world; based on a religion founded in 1987 that combines elements of Buddhism with Christianity Aum , Aum Shinrikyo , Supreme Truth
German Lutheran theologian and pastor whose works concern Christianity in the modern world; an active opponent of Nazism, he was arrested and sent to Buchenwald and later executed (1906-1945) Bonhoeffer , Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Christianity, of one who rediscovers born-again
ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism Canaan , Holy Land , Palestine , Promised Land
new convert being taught the principles of Christianity by a catechist catechumen , neophyte
teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29) Christ , Deliverer , Good Shepherd , Jesus , Jesus Christ , Jesus of Nazareth , Redeemer , Savior , Saviour , the Nazarene
conversion to Christianity Christianisation , Christianization
(Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the be Church Father , Father , Father of the Church
in Christianity, clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity) clergy
(Christianity) a group of Christians with a common religious faith who practice the same rites communion
Emperor of Rome who stopped the persecution of Christians and in 324 made Christianity the official religion of the empire; in 330 he moved his capital from Rome to Byzantium and renamed it Constantinople (280-337) Constantine , Constantine I , Constantine the Great , Flavius Valerius Constantinus
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