Christianity[note 1] is an Abrahamic monotheistic[1] religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, also known by Christians as the Christ. It is the world's largest religion,[2][3] with over 2.4 billion followers,[4][5][6] or 33% of the global population,[note 2] making up a majority of the population in about two-thirds of the countries in the world.[6] Its adherents believe that Jesus is the Son of God, the Logos, and the savior of humanity, whose coming as the Messiah (Christ) was prophesied in the Old Testament, as described in the Bible.[7] Christianity and its ethics has played a prominent role in the shaping of Western civilization.


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