Definition of Christianity in English:



mass noun
  • 1The religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus Christ, or its beliefs and practices.

    ‘the writers seem to find a rapprochement between Islam and Christianity’
    • ‘The Christianity that I believe in is based on the Word of God, and only the Word of God.’
    • ‘Occasionally critics of Christianity have claimed that Jesus did not exist.’
    • ‘The laws were made many years ago when the dominant religion in Britain was Christianity.’
    • ‘In the early centuries of Christianity, church meant the community of all Christians.’
    • ‘The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is a unique feature of Christianity.’
    • ‘As a child I was steeped in the doctrine of Calvinist Protestant Christianity.’
    • ‘Once Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire, all this changed.’
    • ‘The first step is to let them know that honoring Christianity as a way of life is nothing new.’
    • ‘Today this might be explained by the fact that many have little awareness of the Bible and the beliefs of Christianity.’
    • ‘It is argued that he was the first to make Christianity a new religion, rather than a sect of Judaism.’
    • ‘Because of this profound difference, Christianity alone offers assurance of salvation.’
    • ‘Maybe modern society is not perfect, but Christianity is not the answer.’
    • ‘In a masterly but gentle way he reveals the true teaching of Christianity.’
    • ‘There are certainly no penal sanctions for converting from Christianity to any other religion.’
    • ‘Religions such as Christianity, Islam and Judaism all have one foot in the medieval and ancient worlds.’
    • ‘Some religions such as Judaism and Christianity are based on a creation story where time begins in the act of creation.’
    • ‘It is impossible to serve both biblical Christianity and religious pluralism.’
    • ‘After all, Christianity's wars of religion in the middle ages were of unconscionable savagery.’
    • ‘It was not until the advent of Christianity that this practise became frowned upon.’
    • ‘More than 33 million of them do not go to church, but still believe Christianity to be their religion.’
    1. 1.1 Christian quality or character.
      ‘you may know a man by his Christianity’


Middle English: from Old French crestiente, from crestien ‘Christian’, influenced by late Latin christianitas, from Latin Christianus, from Christus ‘Christ’.