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Christianity is a monotheistic religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus as presented in the New Testament. Christians believe Jesus to be the Son of God and the Messiah prophesized in the Biblical Old Testament. With an estimated 2.1 billion adherents in 2001, Christianity is one of the major religious groups. It is the predominant religion in Europe, the Americas, Southern Africa, the Philippines and Oceania. It is also growing rapidly in Asia, particularly in Christianity in China and Christianity in Korea.
Christianity shares its origins and many religious texts with Judaism, specifically the Tanakh, known to Christians as the Old Testament. Like Judaism and Islam, Christianity is classified as an Abrahamic religion (see also, Judeo-Christian).
- The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume IX, Monotheism; William F. Albright, From the Stone Age to Christianity; H. Richard Niebuhr, ; About.com, Monotheistic Religion resources; Jonathan Kirsch, God Against the Gods; Linda Woodhead, An Introduction to Christianity; Columbia Encyclopedia Monotheism; The New Dictionary of Cultural literacy, monotheism; New Dictionary of Theology, Paul pp. 496-99; David Vincent Meconi, "Pagan Monotheism in Late Antiquity" in Journal of Early Christian Studies pp. 111–12
- BBC, BBC - Religion & Ethics - Christianity
- Adherents.com, Religions by Adherents
- See Christianity by country for a detailed list.
- WorthyNews.com, Growth of Christianity in China; LutherProduction.com, Growth in South Korea; Xhist.com, History of Christianity in Korea
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- J.Z.Smith 98, p.276
- Anidjar 2001, p.3