Christianity

The Holy Spirit
Beliefs

The Holy Spirit

Though he is the least-described member of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit serves an important function in the Christian godhead. He is referred to by many titles, including "advocate,"Bible: John 15:26 and "spirit of truth."Bible: John 15:26 The Holy Spirit is given by Jesus to all believers as a guide to assist them in their discipleship. The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit was present with Christ throughout his ministry: during his baptism,Bible: Matthew 3:16 during his ministry,Bib

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Art

The Last Supper

The Last Supper is a larger-than-life wall mural painted by Leonardo da Vinci in the Santa Maria delle Grazie church in Milan, Italy, from 1495 to 1498. It depicts the final meal that Jesus shared with his disciples before he was tried and crucified, as described in Matthew 26, Mark 14, and Luke 22. Da Vinci was not the first to paint the scene, but his version is the most well known and most often reproduced. Using a technique called tempera, he mixed paint with a binding medium such as an

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Texts

The Bible

The Holy Bible is the sacred text of Christianity, considered by most Christians to be scriptural canon and the word of God. The volume is a compilation of ancient texts written by Semitic peoples up through the 1st century CE. The word "Bible," which means "books," is derived from B├Żblos, a port city in Phoenicia (modern-day Lebanon) where papyrus was prepared and exported. The Bible is an account and explanation of God's covenant with his chosen people, detailed in sermons, revelations and w

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Biographies

Abraham

Abraham, the son of Terah, is called "the Father of the Faithful," as he is considered a main patriarch of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. He was born with the name Abram, The etymology of this name is uncertain, but some scholars suggest that Abram may be Hebrew, meaning, "Father [God] is exalted." but it was later changed by God to Abraham. The Hebrew Bible suggests Abraham may be Hebrew, meaning, "Father of many nations." In Islam he is known as Ibrahm. Among those who accept the Hebr

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