The modern term “Gnosticism” refers to a collection of ideas that arose during the early stages of Christianity.
Christianity is a world religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus, his Apostles, and the early Apostolic Fathers writing in the 1st-2nd centuries CE. Christians believe Jesus – who was both fully divine and fully human – was the Messiah who sacrificed himself on the cross to save humanity. He later rose from the dead and ascended into heaven. Read articles about Christianity below.