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Geographical Breadth and Organization

1. Together with Judaism and Islam, Christianity belongs to the scriptural religions ( Monotheism), whose common origin is in the Near East. With a membership of almost one-third of the world population, it is the most widespread of individual religions. Its greatest dynamism within contemporary culture is in South, Central, and…

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Feldtkeller, Andreas, “Christianity”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 25 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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