Fast-Track History of Christianity

Christianity is divided into four major groups: Oriental Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant. These groups are the result of three big splits in Christianity. Each split was the result of the same process: Society changed, and Christianity was reinterpreted to fit the new conditions of society. Each split happened at a turning point in history, when the world was changing in a major way.

The history of Christianity shows us that as society changes, Christianity is always reinterpreted to remain in line with society at that point in time.

What does that tell us about the situation within Christianity today?

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