Christianity

Faith in Christianity

Jesus

The Trinity

Mary, Mother of Jesus

The Bible

Christian practices

Branches of Christianity

Eastern Christianity (more)

Western Christianity

Protestantism (more)

Protestant denominations

Catholicism (more)

Nontrinitarianism (more)

Traditional Christian groups
Modern Christian groups

Islam

Islamic Faith

(iman)(Six articles of faith):

  1. Existence and unicity of God (Allah).
  2. Existence of Angels
  3. Existence of the books of which God is the author
  4. Existence of Prophets
  5. Existence of the Day of Judgment Day
  6. Existence of God’s predestination

The Holy Quran

Muhammad

Worship and prayers

Islamic schools and branches

Sunni Islam

Shia Islam

Sufism

 
Star Of David Menorah Hebrew Judaism

Star Of David Menorah Hebrew Judaism

Judaism

Beliefs and philosophy

Judaism practices

Judaism’s Religious Texts

Branches and denominations

Jewish Ethnic Divisions
Jewish Religious Movements

Development of Rabbinic Judaism

Origins of Rabbinic Judaism,
Origins of Christianity,
Split of early Christianity and Judaism

Historical Judaism

Rabbinic Judaism

Iranian Religions

Zoroastrianism

Rastafari

Black Hebrew Israelites

See also

A Catalogue of the Several Sects and Opinions in England and other Nations: With a briefe Rehearsall of their false and dangerous Tenents, propaganda broadsheet denouncing English Dissenters from 1647.

Congregational Church

Congregational Church Congregational Church (Congregationalist church or Congregationalism) are Protestant churches in the Calvinist tradition, in which each congregation independently and autonomously runs its own affairs. Congregationalism, as defined by the Pew Research Center, is estimated to represent 0.5 percent of the worldwide Protestant population; though their organizational customs and other ideas influenced significant parts of Protestantism,...

Communion setting at an ELCA service: an open Bible, both unleavened bread and gluten-free wafers, a chalice of wine, and another with grape juice

Eucharist In Lutheranism

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Michael the Deacon and Martin Luther convene in Wittenberg, painted by Inès Lee and commissioned by Sir John Das (2018).

History Of Lutheranism

History Of Lutheranism This article covers the history of Lutheranism. Lutheranism as a religious movement originated in the early 16th century Holy Roman Empire as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church. The movement originated with the call for a public debate regarding several issues within the Catholic Church by Martin Luther, then a professor of...

Lutherans practice infant baptism.

Lutheran Orthodoxy

Lutheran Orthodoxy Lutheran orthodoxy was an era in the history of Lutheranism, which began in 1580 with the writing of the Book of Concord and ended at the Age of Enlightenment. Lutheran orthodoxy was paralleled by similar eras in Calvinism and tridentine Roman Catholicism after the Counter-Reformation. Lutheran scholasticism was a theological method that gradually developed during the era of Lutheran...

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Anglican Communion Sexual Abuse Cases

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Typical style of an Anglican communion table. St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, England.

Anglican Eucharistic Theology

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Thomas Cranmer wrote the first two editions of the Book of Common Prayer, BCP

Anglican Doctrine

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Anabaptist Theology

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What Is Protestantism?

What Is Protestantism? Protestantism encompasses forms of Christian faith and practice that originated with doctrines and religious, political, and ecclesiological impulses of the Protestant Reformation. The word Protestant is derived from the Latin protestatio, meaning declaration. It refers to the letter of protestation by Lutheran princes against the decision of the Diet of Speyer...

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Protestantism Explained

Protestantism Explained Protestantism claims roundly 100 millions of Christians, products of the Gospel and the fancies of a hundred reformers, people constantly bewailing their “unhappy divisions” and vainly crying for a union which is only possible under that very central authority, protestation against which is their only common denominator. Origin of the...

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Christian Art

Christian Art Christian art is sacred art which uses themes and imagery from Christianity. Most Christian groups use or have used art to some extent, including early Christian art and architecture, and Christian media. Images of Jesus and narrative scenes from the Life of Christ are the most common subjects, and scenes from the Old Testament play a part in the art of...

Examples of Western Rite Orthodox liturgical books from several groups.

Western Rite Orthodoxy

Western Rite Orthodoxy Western Rite Orthodoxy, also called Western Orthodoxy or the Orthodox Western Rite, are congregations within the Eastern Orthodox tradition which perform their liturgy in Western forms. Besides altered versions of the Tridentine Mass, congregations have used Western liturgical forms such as the Sarum Rite, the Mozarabic Rite, and Gallican Rite. Some congregations use what has become known simply as...

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Outline Of The Catholic Church

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Bishops at the Second Vatican Council in 1962

Latin Liturgical Rites

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Catholic Particular Churches And Liturgical Rites

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Tridentine Mass in a chapel of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, Palm Sunday 2009

Traditionalist Catholicism

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Episcopal Polity

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Paschal Lamb with the banner symbolising Christ's resurrection. Stained Glass, Anglican cathedral at Guildford, Surrey, England.

Paschal Mystery

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Religious orders in the Annuario Pontificio

Catholic Religious Orders

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Predestination In Catholicism

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