Frequent question: Who is the key person of Christianity?

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.

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