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Christian Culture

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Christian culture is the cultural practices common to Christianity.

Cultural practice generally refers to the manifestation of a culture or sub-culture, especially in regard to the traditional and customary practices of a particular ethnic or other cultural group.

Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus Christ, was a Jewish preacher and religious leader who has become the central figure of Christianity.

Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.

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With the rapid expansion of Christianity to Europe, Syria, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, Egypt, Ethiopia, and India and by the end of the 4th century it had also become the official state church of the Roman Empire.

Mesopotamia was a historical region situated within the Tigris–Euphrates river system, in modern days roughly corresponding to most of Iraq plus Kuwait, the eastern parts of Syria, Southeastern Turkey, and regions along the Turkish-Syrian and Iran–Iraq borders.

Syria, officially known as the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest.

The Roman Empire was the post-Roman Republic period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa and Asia.

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Christian culture has influenced and assimilated much from the Greco-Roman Byzantine, Western culture, Middle Eastern, Slavic, Caucasian, and possibly from Indian.

Western culture, sometimes equated with Western civilization, Occidental culture, the Western world, Western society, European civilization, or Judeo-Greco-Christian civilization, is a term used very broadly to refer to a heritage of social norms, ethical values, traditional customs, belief systems, political systems and specific artifacts and technologies that have some origin or association with Europe.

Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.

The Byzantine Empire, also referred to as the Eastern Roman Empire, was the continuation of the Roman Empire in the East during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, when its capital city was Constantinople.

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Western culture, throughout most of its history, has been nearly equivalent to Christian culture, and many of the population of the Western hemisphere could broadly be described as cultural Christians.

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The notion of "Europe" and the "Western World" has been intimately connected with the concept of "Christianity and Christendom" many even attribute Christianity for being the link that created a unified European identity.

The Western world or the West is a term usually referring to different nations, depending on the context, most often including at least part of Europe.

Pan-European identity is the sense of personal identification with Europe, in a cultural, racial or political sense.

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Though Western culture contained several polytheistic religions during its early years under the Greek and Roman empires, as the centralized Roman power waned, the dominance of the Catholic Church was the only consistent force in Western Europe.

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.28 billion members worldwide.

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Until the Age of Enlightenment, Christian culture guided the course of philosophy, literature, art, music and science.

Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts, expressing the author's imaginative or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power.

Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.

Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe.

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Christian disciplines of the respective arts have subsequently developed into Christian philosophy, Christian art, Christian music, Christian literature etc.

Christian music is music that has been written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life and faith.

The arts represent an outlet of expression that is usually influenced by culture and which in turn helps to change culture.

Christian philosophy is a development in philosophy that is characterised by coming from a Christian tradition.

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Christianity had a significant impact on education and science and medicine as the church created the bases of the Western system of education, and was the sponsor of founding universities in the Western world as the university is generally regarded as an institution that has its origin in the Medieval Christian setting.

A university is an institution of higher education and research which grants academic degrees in various academic disciplines.

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits.

Medicine is the science and practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

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Many clerics throughout history have made significant contributions to science and Jesuits in particular have made numerous significant contributions to the development of science.

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The cultural influence of Christianity includes social welfare, founding hospitals, economics, politics, architecture, literature and family life.

In the context of human society, a family is a group of people affiliated either by consanguinity, affinity, or co-residence or some combination of these.

Economics is a social science concerned with the factors that determine the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.

A hospital is a health care institution providing patient treatment with specialized medical and nursing staff and medical equipment.

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Christianity it also had a strong impact on all other aspects of life: marriage and family, education, the humanities and sciences, the political and social order, the economy, and the arts.

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Eastern Christians contributed to the Arab Islamic Civilization during the Ummayad and the Abbasid periods by translating works of Greek philosophers to Syriac and afterwards to Arabic.

Eastern Christianity consists of four main church families: the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Oriental Orthodox churches, the Assyrian Church of the East, and the Eastern Catholic churches.

Ancient Greek philosophy arose in the 6th century BC and continued throughout the Hellenistic period and the period in which Ancient Greece was part of the Roman Empire.

Islam is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion which professes that there is only one and incomparable God and that Muhammad is the last messenger of God.

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They also excelled in philosophy, science, theology and medicine.

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Christians have made a myriad contributions in a broad and diverse range of fields, including the sciences, arts, politics, literatures and business.

A business, also known as an enterprise, company or a firm is an organizational entity involved in the provision of goods and services to consumers.

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According to 100 Years of Nobel Prizes a review of Nobel prizes award between 1901 and 2000 reveals that of Nobel Prizes Laureates, have identified Christianity in its various forms as their religious preference.

The Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed in several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural or scientific advances.

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Cultural Christians are secular people with a Christian heritage who may not believe in the religious claims of Christianity, but who retain an affinity for the popular culture, art, music, and so on related to it.

According to usage of the term outside of China, cultural Christians are deists, pantheists, agnostics, atheists, and antitheists who adhere to Christian values and appreciate Christian culture.

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Another frequent application of the term is to distinguish political groups in areas of mixed religious backgrounds.

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