Christianity (from the Ancient Greek word Î§ÏÎ¹ÏÏÏÏ, Christos, a translation of the Hebrew ×Ö¸×©Ö´×××Ö·, MÄÅ¡Ã®Äá¸¥, meaning "the anointed one", together with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas) is a monotheisticreligion based on the life and oral teachings of Jesus as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with approximately 2.2 billion adherents, known as Christians. Most Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, fully divine and fully human, and the saviour of humanity whose coming was prophesied in the Old Testament. Consequently, Christians refer to Jesus as "Christ" or the Messiah.
Ah, now we’re getting somewhere! We’ve discussed the date of Christmas and how it is (or rather isn’t) connected to the birth of Jesus, and when we talked about the origins of some of the most popular traditions connected to Christmas. But Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Santa Claus, this bearded jolly dwarf usually represented […]
This is a series of articles about Christmas we here at ZME Science will be doing all December. Our goal is to present interesting, little known facts about the origins and history of Christmas. Christmas – not the birth of Jesus, but a Roman celebration There is still a lot of debate around this issue […]
This is a series of articles about Christmas we here at ZME Science will be doing all December. Our goal is to present interesting, little known facts about the origins and history of Christmas. Christmas, Christ and Christianity – when was Jesus born? For most people, Christmas is a holiday deeply rooted in Christianity – […]