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A Christian (About this sound pronunciation ) is a person who adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. "Christian" derives from the Koine Greek word Christós (Χριστός), a translation of the Biblical Hebrew term mashiach.<ref>Bickerman (1949) p. 145, The Christians got their appellation from "Christus," that is, "the Anointed," the Messiah.</ref>

There are diverse interpretations of Christianity which sometimes conflict.<ref name="Woodhead 2004 n.p">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }} Beal states that, "Although all of them have their historical roots in Christian theology and tradition, and although most would identify themselves as Christian, many would not identify others within the larger category as Christian. Most Baptists and Fundamentalists, for example, would not acknowledge Mormonism or Christian Science as Christian. In fact, the nearly 77 percent of Americans who self-identify as Christian are a diverse pluribus of Christianities that are far from any collective unity."</ref> However, "Whatever else they might disagree about, Christians are at least united in believing that Jesus has a unique significance."<ref name="Woodhead 2004 n.p"/> The term "Christian" is also used adjectivally to describe anything associated with Christianity, or in a proverbial sense "all that is noble, and good, and Christ-like."<ref name="CCEL">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> It is also used as a label to identify people who associate with the cultural aspects of Christianity, irrespective of personal religious beliefs or practices.<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref>


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Set of pictures for a number of famous Christians from various fields.

A Christian (About this sound pronunciation ) is a person who adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. "Christian" derives from the Koine Greek word Christós (Χριστός), a translation of the Biblical Hebrew term mashiach.<ref>Bickerman (1949) p. 145, The Christians got their appellation from "Christus," that is, "the Anointed," the Messiah.</ref>

There are diverse interpretations of Christianity which sometimes conflict.<ref name="Woodhead 2004 n.p">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }} Beal states that, "Although all of them have their historical roots in Christian theology and tradition, and although most would identify themselves as Christian, many would not identify others within the larger category as Christian. Most Baptists and Fundamentalists, for example, would not acknowledge Mormonism or Christian Science as Christian. In fact, the nearly 77 percent of Americans who self-identify as Christian are a diverse pluribus of Christianities that are far from any collective unity."</ref> However, "Whatever else they might disagree about, Christians are at least united in believing that Jesus has a unique significance."<ref name="Woodhead 2004 n.p"/> The term "Christian" is also used adjectivally to describe anything associated with Christianity, or in a proverbial sense "all that is noble, and good, and Christ-like."<ref name="CCEL">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> It is also used as a label to identify people who associate with the cultural aspects of Christianity, irrespective of personal religious beliefs or practices.<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref>


Christian sections
Intro  Etymology  Early usage  Modern usage  Demographics  Notable individuals  See also  References  Bibliography  

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