Christianity 1.

Basic Beliefs: Beliefs in the son of the God 1 "God is a trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; that Jesus is the son of God and thus unites two natures, divine and human in one person" 1 2. Important People and Why: Jesus- he was against the Roman Government and his followers believe he came from the dead and they taught he was the Christ and gave forgiveness for people's sins 1 3. Duties, Dress, Title of Clergy Members: To become a Christian, one must be Baptized- being immersed in water 3 Be good and go to heaven 3 4. Sacred Texts: New Testament- the part of the bible specifically for the Christians 1 5. Sacred Sites: Church of the Holy Sepulcher- also known as Church of the Resurrection, a church in Jerusalem. It is the place where Jesus was crucified and buried. 5 6. Sacred Rites, Practices, and Procedures : Orthodox and Catholic: Sundays are the day that most churches has set aside as a day for communal worship 3 Reading the bible, prayers and sometimes a homily 3 Protestant: Go to church less frequently 3

Reading the Bible, prayers and song/hymns 3 7. Place of Worship: At church 3 8. Taboos or Prohibitions on behavior, Food, etc.: Intoxication 6 Suicide 6 9. Holidays and/or Holy Days: Annual festivals are based on the life of Jesus 3: Ash Wednesday- is a time to prepare and repent 3 Palm Sunday- Jesus' entry into Jerusalem before his death 3 Maundy Thursday- his last meal with his followers 3 Good Friday- His crucifixion 3 Easter- Jesus' resurrection for the dead 3 Christmas- birth of Jesus 3 10. Sects or different groups within the religion: Two kinds of churches 4: Episcopal Model- authority resides on a head bishop 4 Congregational Model- authority resides on a single person to be the minister who is chosen by the local congregation 4 11. Historic or Currents Conflicts: Until the 4th century, Christianity was prohibited 1 17th to the 20th centuries was the European colonialism(Christian Missionaries tries to convert everyone in

the world to Christianity) 2

MLA Citation

1 "Christianity" (Pg. 71) , The Encyclopedia of World Religions. USA: Book Builders, 1998 2 "Christianity" (Pg. 72) , The Encyclopedia of World Religions. USA: Book Builders, 1998 3 "Christianity" (Pg. 73) , The Encyclopedia of World Religions. USA: Book Builders, 1998 4 "Christianity" (Pg. 74) , The Encyclopedia of World Religions. USA: Book Builders, 1998 5 "Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Jerusalem" http://www.sacred-destinations.com. 26 Sept 2007 <http://www.sacred-destinations.com/israel/jerusalem-church-of-holy-sepulchre.htm>. 6 "Islam and Christianity" http://muslim-canada.org. 26 Sept 2007 <http://muslimcanada.org/islam_christianity.html#similarities_moral>.

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