This entire site promotes Christianity. The present page concerns only the circumstances of its historical rise and continuity.
Christianity shares the beliefs of Yahwism and adds that the promised restoration has appeared in Christ.
As well as being himself the message, Christ was also the first Christian messenger, but his discourses were occasional and he left no writings, leaving Paul of Tarsus to provide the first fairly comprehensive statement, especially in his Epistle to the Romans.
It had some cultural impact around the Mediterranean following its rise, and considerable impact in West Europe from 1500 CE to 1700 CE (the "Reformation" period). Much of our modern culture is indebted to it, but it has never yet prevailed in a large geographical area.
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