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The first mention of the term Christian is mentioned in the New Testament in the book of Acts. There it is mentioned that Antioch was the first place where the term was used. The Apostles called themselves the followers of The Way.

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What section of the world did Christianity find its beginning?

Christianity began in Israel - the Middle East. The first time the term 'Christian' was used was in Antioch, Turkey today (ancient Syria then) - see Acts 11:26


What was first religion Catholicism or Christianity?

The early Christian church was sometimes called the Catholic Church or universal church. A thousand years later the Orthodox Church split from the Catholic ChurchThe term "Catholic" applied to Christians in the first century. Catholicism and Christianity were often used interchangeably in the early church. Today the term Catholic and Christian mean the same thing to a Catholic Christian and different meanings for a non-Catholic Christian.


What empire was the birthplace of Christianity?

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What was Christendom?

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Who was Christian scholar who used reason to examine Christian teachings?

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When was first Christian church built?

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Is christian a proper noun?

Yes, Christianity is a proper noun, the name of a specific religion based on the teachings of Christ (also a proper noun as the name of a specific person). The noun Christianity is the name of a specific thing. A proper noun is the name or title of a specific person, place, or thing, and is always capitalized. In the case of Christianity, the broader category would be "religion" (another noun), but Christianity is a specific example. It is also capitalized every time it is used, no matter where in a sentence it is found, and is therefore a proper noun.


When is it believed that Christianity originated?

Christianity is based on the death burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ so Christianity did not start until after these events.Acts 11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.This verse tells us where the word christian was first used but not when. It is probably months after the death and resurrection of Jesus.