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Examples from the Web for christian
Congress is now 92 percent Christian, resembling more to a papal enclave than our religiously diverse nation.
Within a few swipes, I was already feeling that burst of romantic optimism you need the first day of the (Christian) new year.
This led to the formation of a Christian militant group to counter the rebels, and all-out sectarian violence exploded.
Remember the Christian congressman caught snogging a staffer?
And there are those who still have misgivings about exactly what “Christian rap” means.Down With the King: Christianity Isn’t Hiding in Rap’s Closet|Stereo Williams|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And you are very intimate, I suppose, as she called you by your Christian name?
The case has been different with the movements induced by contact with Christian forms of belief.Introduction to the History of Religions|Crawford Howell Toy
For a man to call himself a Christian Evolutionist is (we have been told by high Orthodox authority) a contradiction in terms.The Arena|Various
“Quae non expediunt, nec licent,” such is the conclusion arrived at by the sentiment of Christian nobility.The Essence of Christianity|Ludwig Feuerbach
And this must be true always where our interests are truly Christian interests.Our Lady Saint Mary|J. G. H. Barry
British Dictionary definitions for christian (1 of 3)
- a person who believes in and follows Jesus Christ
- a member of a Christian Church or denomination
British Dictionary definitions for christian (2 of 3)
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Word Origin and History for christian
16c., forms replacing earlier Christen, from Old English cristen (noun and adjective), from a West Germanic borrowing of Church Latin christianus, from Ecclesiastical Greek christianos, from Christos (see Christ). First used in Antioch, according to Acts xi:25-26. Christian Science as the name of a religious sect is from 1863.
Culture definitions for christian (1 of 2)
A follower or disciple of Jesus; someone who believes Jesus is the Christ or Messiah. The New Testament mentions that the followers of Jesus were first called Christians within a few years after his death.