Meaning of CHRISTIAN in English
Christian :This term has many meanings :
- Census offices consider any person or group to be Christian if they devoutly, seriously regards themselves to be Christian. Thus, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Roman Catholic, and Unificationists are Christians. Many groups, particularly conservative Christians, regard many of these denominations as "cults" and not part of Christianity.
- Webster's New World Dictionary: " A person believing in Jesus as the Christ, or in the religion based upon the teachings of Jesus ."
- Concise Oxford Dictionary: " Person believing in, professing or belonging to the religion of Christ. " (They don't define exactly what the religion of Christ is)
- Evangelical/Fundamentalist usage: often used to refer only to fellow conservative Christian faith groups.
English glossary of religious terms. Английский глоссарий религиозных терминов. 2012