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Christianity originated in the Mediterranean in the first century CE by followers of Jesus of Nazareth, called the Christ. The dominant religion in Europe and western culture, Christianity is now a global religion which has many divisions, denominations, and sects. Three major divisions are Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant churches. Sacred text is The Holy Bible. both Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) and The New Testament, with some churches recognizing an inter-testamental Apocrypha.
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These might be of interest to those researching Christianity.
Features hundreds of scientific studies, mostly on Christian congreation in the USA. Also note the denominations information with denominational family trees.
Surveys of all major Chirstian denominations, plus some studies and information about Jewish, Muslim, and Bahai congreations.