Christianity. What is Christianity?. A diverse, 2000 year old religion Followed by almost 1/3 of the world’s population 2.1 billion Based on the life, teachings, death and resurrection of Jesus Believed to be the Christ (messiah, savior) by his followers (thus called “Christians”) .
Betrayed by disciple Judas
Put on trial for being a revolutionary & a political threat to Roman and Jewish authorities
Roman governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate
condemned and put to death by means of crucifixion
The following Sunday, He appeared to his followers as a triumph over death
Later ascended into HeavenJesus’ Death
Two major seasons in the Christian calendar: