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Orphaned references in Christian[edit]

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Definition of Christianos[edit]

What i see here is no support for the Latin ending "ianos" to mean or denote "adhering to". Just like the american dictionarys that have added to its meaning and so has wikipedia. Even the source Wikipedia refered to [17]in the text dosen't support anything beyond, ownership. Citation need should come after "adhering to"


QUOTE: "The Greek word Χριστιανός (Christianos), meaning "follower of Christ", comes from Χριστός (Christos), meaning "anointed one",[16] with an adjectival ending borrowed from Latin to denote adhering to, or even belonging to, as in slave ownership.[17]" END OF QUOTE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian#Etymology


The suffix "-ianos" has nothing to do with the verb "following". The Greek suffix is used to denote "possession" such as slaves. http://en.allexperts.com/q/Greek-2004/f/name-suffixes.htm — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.251.250.206 (talk) 04:16, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

This article needs to be edited for proper English.[edit]

These are two errors I found in just reading the introduction...

"Today, about a 37% of all Christians live in the Americas,..." should read "Today, about 37% of all Christians live in the Americas,..."

"While 280 million Christian lives as minority." should read "While 280 million Christians live as a minority."

Please have someone edit this document so that it does not read like a child wrote it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kolauson (talkcontribs) 16:21, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

Fixed! Thanks for pointing it out. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 19:09, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Also, re 2nd paragraph, 1st sentence: "There are diverse interpretations of Christianity which sometimes conflict ...', please insert, as the first word, the word 'While' for proper grammar/readability. And, the words 'at least' in same sentence are unnecessary / superfluous / 'judgemental' / etc., in this 'P.C.' world we now live in. Derfball (talk) 01:12, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

@Derfball:  Done, thank you. – Fayenatic London 21:45, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

wp:NOETHNICGALLERIES[edit]

Sandstein's close of the recent RfC on composite images in infoboxes applied not just to ethnic groups but also in general to "large group[s] of people" in "articles about other than ethnic groups, such as nationalities". In that spirit I have removed the (very cumbersome) composite image and replaced it with one single, iconic image. Note that File:Infobox Collage of Famous Christians.jpg contained 63 images, and contains what I find to be rather problematic images such as that of Tim Tebow and Lionel Messi. And one wonders what Da Vinci is doing in there. Who is Marrissa Mayer in Christianity? Luke Evans? (I understand he's best known as an actor, then as a gay man, and then as a well-dressed man--his article doesn't even mention him as a Christian.) I think this collage was made with the best of intentions (I did find a Mormon in there, for instance), but there is no way one can have such imagery and not have quibbles such as this one, which is exactly why the RfC closed the way it did. Thank you, Drmies (talk) 16:01, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

@Drmies:Not a bad choice, it does have some well-known christians in it (if disciples are christians, that is). I´m ok with it, but there´s actually an ongoing discussion about how that RFC should apply to articles beyond "ethnic" at [1] Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 19:01, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Thanks--I was trying to do the best I could on the fly. Yes, I am looking at that discussion; I have no doubt there will be much more fallout from the RfC. Thanks for the link. Drmies (talk) 19:10, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Paragraph "Christians have made a myriad contributions in a broad and diverse range of fields,," should be removed[edit]

It does not add any factual content what so ever. THe citations are to highly unreliable sources and subjective. The list contains western artists and business men, people from a christian, or in some rata cases Jewish background. That western, christian, persons may prefer western, christian artist och business people is quite obvious. Main reason for deletion is that is not relevant to the subject of defining "christian".. Abergdahl (talk) 23:08, 6 January 2017 (UTC)--Abergdahl (talk) 23:08, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

I have removed a copy of this paragraph from the lead section, and removed another paragraph that was just about American award winners, for a start. – Fayenatic London 23:46, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 21 October 2017[edit]

In Hebrew terms chapter, please change נוּצְרי to נוֹצְרִי ; please change יְהוּדִים מָשִׁיחַיים to יְהוּדִים מְשִׁיחִיִּים . reason: this is the correct punctuation 46.117.156.221 (talk) 16:42, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Done Nihlus 17:45, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 10 November 017[edit]


In the second paragraph, it is stated that Christians are united in that they see a unique significance in Jesus. Please change this to say that "Christians are united in that they recognize Jesus as God". Reason: Academically speaking, phrasing it this way fails to convey the importance that Jesus has on Christianity as though He is viewed as just another preacher. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MrOmega117 (talkcontribs) 19:18, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

Not done for now: The wording is sourced from book very narrowly and cautiously. You can only change that by getting reliable Independent source that support your change, and even after that if there's consensus to that.  — Ammarpad (talk) 18:39, 10 November 2017 (UTC)