Who are the founders and key people of Christianity?
Ancient (before AD 500)
|Founder Name||Religious tradition founded||Life of founder|
|Jesus (and the Twelve Apostles)||Christianity||c. 4 BC – c. 30/33 AD|
|Paul the Apostle||Pauline Christianity||c. 33 AD|
|James the Just||Jewish Christianity||c. 33 AD|
|Lakulisha||Pashupata Shaivism sect of Hinduism||1st century AD|
What was Christianity first called?
After the death of Jesus, Christianity first emerged as a sect of Judaism as practiced in the Roman province of Judea. The first Christians were all Jews, who constituted a Second Temple Jewish sect with an apocalyptic eschatology.