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did christianity or catholicism come first

ive heard ppl argue both....



so whicih do you think is true. i always thought christianity was derived from catholicism but i could be wrong

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moki1984

Asked by moki1984 at 3:41 PM on Jun. 26, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Christianity
    Cinnamon-mom

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 3:43 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • The confusion comes from the Catholic church being based on Peter, but Peter wasn't a Pope and the early church is seen in the book of Acts and it is nothing like the Catholic church. The rituals and heirarchy came later.
    Cinnamon-mom

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 3:44 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • where? when?

    anyone actually know how each really organized into a set doctrine
    moki1984

    Answer by moki1984 at 3:44 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • I don't understand why people struggle with this. Catholicism IS Christianity. For centuries it was virtually the only Christian church in the Western world.
    nysa00

    Answer by nysa00 at 3:45 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • if what you sai dis true then its catholicism first.....

    but today their is a seperatism between a christian or a catholic........so which of those 2 came first....a christian and a catholic do not dothings exactly the same with their church...so one fo thsoe had to be first.

    but if your right nysa. then that means catholicism was first
    moki1984

    Answer by moki1984 at 3:46 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • Until Paul broke from Judaism, Christianity was a Jewish sect. After Antioch, Catholicism came along. So technically the concept of Christianity came first, but as a stand alone religion in it's own right, Catholicism came first.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:47 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • Technically all Christianity means is that one who believes in Christ. By that defination Catholics are a type of Christianity.

    From a historical point of view Christianity developed, came to be known exclusively as Catholism. Then there were disputes about how certain doctrines should be viewed so "Catholism:" factured. Then the general catogory of "Christianity" resurfaced in order to distinguish 'believers in Christ" from the world's other religions.
    FuzNet

    Answer by FuzNet at 3:48 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • Answered at 3:44 PM on Jun. 26, 2009 by: moki1984


    where? when?

    anyone actually know how each really organized into a set doctrine


    I believe the Council of Nicea is generally recognized as the "beginning" of setting down doctrine & organizing into what is considered the Catholic church.

    nysa00

    Answer by nysa00 at 3:48 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • well yes that is true about the jewish/christian thing.

    moki1984

    Answer by moki1984 at 3:48 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • but today their is a seperatism between a christian or a catholic........so which of those 2 came first....a christian and a catholic do not dothings exactly the same with their church...so one fo thsoe had to be first.


    There's not a division between Christian and Catholic, it's between Protestant and Catholic. Protestants broke off from Catholicism (like the name says - they were protesting the actions of the church).
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:48 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

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