Questions tagged [christianity]

the religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, or its beliefs and practices.

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Did Augustine of Hippo warn Christians to beware mathematicians?

On the first page of Mathematics for the Nonmathematician, mathematician Morris Kline quotes Augustine of Hippo as saying: The good Christian should beware the mathematician and all those who ...
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Did St. Patrick rid Ireland of druids and other pagans?

I've read that the common story about St. Patrick ridding Ireland of "snakes" is actually a reference to ridding Ireland of druids and other pagans. Some sources say that he accomplished this through ...
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Is Jesus Christ's birthday March 28th?

Prior to about a week ago, I've never known Christ's birthday to be anything other than December 25th. However, my kids are starting to tell me about how they're hearing claims from peers that this is ...
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Is global persecution of Christians at historic peak?

From this article in the "Catholic News Agency": Anti-Christian persecution is “worse than at any time in history” How much are Christians really persecuted today, and is it really worse today ...