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The Jesus Movement

The Jesus movement was an Evangelical Christian movement beginning on the West Coast of the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s and spreading primarily throughout North America, Europe, and Central America, before subsiding by the late 1980s. Members of the movement were called Jesus people, or Jesus freaks. Its predecessor, the Charismatic […]

Jesus And People

Although He was a leader, swamped by crowds wherever He went, with an entourage of children always behind Him, Jesus had none of the characteristics of the cult leader. Those religious reformer, cult leader types are usually highly strung, compulsive, angry, austere people who make others feel uncomfortable in their presence. Yet the way the […]

Chronology Of Jesus

A chronology of Jesus aims to establish a timeline for the historical events of the life of Jesus. Scholars have correlated Jewish and Greco-Roman documents and astronomical calendars with the New Testament accounts to estimate dates for the major events in Jesus’ life. Two methods have been used to estimate the year of the birth […]

Christian Celebrations And Devotions

Christians celebrate the conception of Jesus on 25 March(Lady Day) and his birth at Christmas (25 December) or Epiphany (6 January). Among the many traditions associated with Christmas are the construction of cribs and the performance of re-enactments of elements of the story in the Gospels of the birth of Jesus, a tradition started in […]

Lutheranism

Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity which identifies with the theology of Martin Luther (1483–1546), a German friar, ecclesiastical reformer and theologian. Luther’s efforts to reform the theology and practice of the Catholic Church launched the Protestant Reformation in the German-speaking territories of the Holy Roman Empire. Beginning with the Ninety-Five Theses, first […]

Independent Orthodox Churches

Independent “Orthodox” churches are groups which often use the term Orthodox in their names but have no canonical connection with the mainstream Orthodox Church, do not practice communion with it, and usually have no direct historical connection to it. Many are led by episcopi vagantes, bishops claiming “valid” apostolic succession but not maintaining communion with […]

Death And Resurrection Of Jesus

Christians believe the resurrection of Jesus to be the main part of their faith and the most important event in human history because it would show that Jesus has power over death and has the authority to give people eternal life. Jesus helped by Simon of Cyrene, 19th century Brazilian depiction Among Christian beliefs, the […]

Christian Worship

Worship is thought by most Christians to be a very important part of Christianity all through its history. Many Christian theologians have called humanity homo adorans, which means “worshipping ,” and so the worship of God is at the very center of what it means to be human. This would mean that because God created […]

The Bible

The Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, “the books”) is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures that Jews and Christians consider to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans. Many different authors contributed to the Bible. What is regarded as canonical text differs […]

Torah

The Torah (תּוֹרָה) is also known as the “Five Books of Moses” or the Pentateuch, meaning “five scroll-cases”. The Hebrew names of the books are derived from the first words in the respective texts. The Torah consists of the following five books: Genesis, Beresheeth (בראשית) Exodus, Shemot (שמות) Leviticus, Vayikra (ויקרא) Numbers, Bamidbar (במדבר) Deuteronomy, […]