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Christianity, which has its roots in Judaism, is a monotheistic religion that originated in Palistine in 33 CE, where it was founded on the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Although Christianity has branched off into a variety of different forms throughout world history that emphasize a variety of traditions and beliefs, it has persevered as a significantly distinct theology featuring a dedicated following.

Interestingly, the term "Christian" ("Christos" or "Chrestos" in Greek) was also used prior to 33 CE to refer to Pagan followers of Mithras (Roman), Helios (Greek), and Osirus (Egyptian).  While it is unclear how much earlier the term was used, partly because there wasn't one unified standard of Christianity as a number of different ideals were gradually converging, the word "Christianity" is sometimes incorrectly assumed to have originated only after the introduction of Jesus Christ, yet it was prior to the inception Jesus Christ that ancient Egyptian beliefs (reaching as far back as c. 3200 BCE), in particular, that included doctrine centred on faith in resurrection-after-death, paradise, hell, etc., became essential components in all Abrahamic religions (most notably Christianity).

Deities:   Supernatural agents:   Beliefs:   Traditions:
  • God (the supreme deity)
  • Jesus Christ (the son of God, and God himself)
  • Moses
  • The Virgin Mary
  • Satan (fallen angel and overseer of Hell)
  • Heaven (afterlife)
  • Hell (afterlife)
  • Creationism
  • Jesus Christ unconditionally loves everyone
  • Bible studies (usually weekly)
  • Adherence and application of the Ten Commandments
  • Forgiveness

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