Council of Nicaea, also called First Council of Nicaea, (325), the first ecumenical council of the Christian church, meeting in ancient Nicaea (now İznik, Turkey). It was called by the emperor Constantine I, an unbaptized catechumen, who presided over the opening session and took part in the discussions.
Edict of Milan, a proclamation that permanently established religious toleration for Christianity within the Roman Empire. It was the outcome of a political agreement concluded in Milan between the Roman emperors Constantine I and Licinius in February 313.
The Arian controversy was a series of Christian theological disputes that arose between Arius and Athanasius of Alexandria, two Christian theologians from Alexandria, Egypt. The most important of these controversies concerned the substantial relationship between God the Father and God the Son.
Christian history begins with the life and death of Jesus Christ and continues with the formation of the early Christian church, Emperor Constantine's Holy Roman Empire and the great schism into Eastern and Western Christianity.
The history of Christianity concerns the Christian religion, Christendom, and the Church with its various denominations, from the 1st century to the present. Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Christianity spread to all of Europe in the Middle Ages.
This principle of order is also paramount in the world's oldest religion still being practiced today: Hinduism (known to adherents as Sanatan Dharma, 'Eternal Order'). Although often viewed as a polytheistic faith, Hinduism is actually henotheistic.
The world's 20 largest religions and their number of believers are:
- Christianity (2.1 billion)
- Islam (1.3 billion)
- Nonreligious (Secular/Agnostic/Atheist) (1.1 billion)
- Hinduism (900 million)
- Chinese traditional religion (394 million)
- Buddhism 376 million.
- Primal-indigenous (300 million)
The 8 Oldest Religions in the World
- Hinduism (founded around the 15th – 5th century BCE)
- Zoroastrianism (10th – 5th century BCE)
- Judaism (9th – 5th century BCE)
- Jainism (8th – 2nd century BCE)
- Confucianism (6th – 5th century BCE)
- Buddhism (6th – 5th century BCE)
- Taoism (6th – 4th century BCE)
- Shintoism (3rd century BCE – 8th century CE)
First millennium BC
|3rd century BC||Volscian||Tabula Veliterna|
|c. 260 BC||Middle Indo-Aryan (Prakrit)||Edicts of Ashoka|
|c. 200 BC||Tamil||cave inscriptions and potsherds in Tamil Nadu|
|2nd century BC||Meroitic||graffiti on the temple of Amun at Dukki Gel, near Kerma|
Christianity was founded by Jesus Christ approximately 1,971 (33CE) years ago. As for Buddhism, it was founded by an Indian Prince Siddhartha Gautama in approximately 566BCE (Before Common Era), about 2500 years ago. In fact, the oldest of the four main religions is Hinduism.
Kopimism: the world's newest religion explained. Isak Gerson is spiritual leader of the world's newest religion, Kopimism, devoted to file-sharing. On 5 January the Church of Kopimism was formally recognised as a religion by the Swedish government.
"Hindu synthesis" started to develop between 500 BCE and 300 CE, after the Vedic times. Hinduism religion follows idol worship. This religion was not highly followed and was prevalent in South Asia only. If you read Abrahamic religion's origin you will see that Judaism came much before Christianity and Islam.