Some great figures of Christianity include Jesus, who founded Christianity about 2,000 years ago and whose resurrection serves as Christianity's foundation, St. Peter and the Apostles, Mary Magdalene and John the Baptist, whose baptism of Jesus was another major event. Others important figures include St. Nicholas, who is also called Santa Claus, the theologian St. Augustine, St. Francis of Assisi and Martin Luther, founder of Protestantism.Know More
From around the time of Jesus himself, Romans and others martyred Christians by various means, including torturous crucifixion and blood games in the Coliseum and other venues. The martyring ended in the fifth century.
In 312, A.D. Emperor Constantine converted and declared Christianity the religion of Rome.
The Great Schism between the Western Church in Rome and the Eastern churches happened in 1054.
In 1095, Pope Urban II declared the First Crusade, during which European warriors went to the Holy Land in the Middle East and made war to reclaim it for Christianity. Subsequent crusades followed until the 13th century.
Martin Luther was born in 1483. He broke away from the Church, which he saw as corrupt, and founded Lutheranism, the first Protestant sect.
In 1609, John Smyth founded the Baptist Church, which holds that adult believers, not infants, should be baptized. Baptists see immersion in water as a soul-cleansing ritual in which believers accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. The Methodists, whose sect John Wesley founded in 1729, split with Baptists over slavery in 1845.
In 1962, Pope John XXIII created the Second Vatican Council, which allowed languages other than Latin during Mass, allowed Catholics to pray with other Christians and encouraged friendliness with non-Christian faiths.Learn more about Christianity
John the Baptist is a major figure in several religions, including Christianity and Islam. He was a wandering preacher who played a major role in the story of Jesus Christ.Full Answer >
Dr. David Jeremiah was originally Baptist and is currently Evangelical, as of 2014. He is currently the pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, which is an Evangelical church.Full Answer >
Christianity was founded by Jesus Christ who lived and died more than 2,000 years ago or in the 1st century. The religion, which has more than 2 billion followers today, is based on the life, teachings, death and resurrection of Jesus.Full Answer >
The exact date when the Church of Christ was founded is not certain, but likely for close to 2,000 years. The first Church of Christ was led by Jesus Christ and was formed sometime in the first century AD.Full Answer >