Christian era

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Christian era the time period beginning with the supposed year of Christ's birth
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Christian Era The era in use in all Christian countries, which was intended to commence with the birth of Christ. The era as now established was first used by Dionysius Exiguus (died about 540), who placed the birth of Christ on the 25th of December in the year of Rome 754, which year he counted as 1 a. d. This date for Christ's birth is now generally thought to be about four years too late.
    • Christian era the present era, commencing with the birth of Christ. It is supposed that owing to an error of a monk (Dionysius Exiguus, d. about 556) employed to calculate the era, its commencement was fixed three or four years too late, so that 1890 should be 1893 or 1894.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Christian era the era counted from the birth of Christ
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. crist—Gr. Christos—and chriein, chrisein, to anoint.

Usage

In literature:

Both are descendants of Romanized Dacians or Thracians of the pre-Christian era.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
We find much the same idea in the ascetic saints of the early Christian era.
"Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier" by T. L. Pennell
Hesiod is usually ascribed to the second half of the ninth century before the Christian Era.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
The "golden sands of Pactolus" were washed a thousand years before the Christian era.
"The Boy With the U.S. Miners" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
By the commencement of the Christian era all practical distinction between these two classes had vanished.
"Roman Women" by Alfred Brittain
Some students place this work as early as the first, some as late as the fifth century of the Christian era.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
But these earlier centuries of the Christian era were a season of twilight during which light and darkness mingled.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
Thus it would seem that the art was known about 1000 years before the Christian era.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
There are traditions which carry back the characters of the Chinese drama to the 18th century before the Christian era.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
What has become of the terrible Uri which lived in Europe at the commencement of the Christian era?
"The Romance of Natural History, Second Series" by Philip Henry Gosse
Drying oil was well known to the ancients, that is before the Christian era.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 383, September 1847" by Various
Such, then, appear to have been the opinions entertained before the Christian era, concerning the past revolutions of our globe.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
At the beginning of the Christian era the difference between the two groups can only have been very slight.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
It was the product of the new era which Christianity had substituted for paganism.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
Early in the Christian era, St. Augustine declared that there was no genius without a touch of insanity.
"Rambles in Womanland" by Max O'Rell
After the Christian era it was accompanied by Chinese Buddhism.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
Prior to the Christian era the cross was looked upon with disfavour.
"Cathedral Cities of England" by George Gilbert
The origins of Far Eastern landscape gardens have been traced to an obscure Chinese legend which predates the Christian Era.
"Zen Culture" by Thomas Hoover
Such were the main features of Confucianism when it first reached Japan, some centuries after the Christian era.
"The Japanese Spirit" by Yoshisaburo Okakura
Demonax, a cynical philosopher who lived in the second century of the Christian era and rejected all religion.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
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In poetry:

A Persian lady we're informed—
This happened long, long years before
The Christian era ever dawned,
A thousand years, it may be more,
The date and narrative are so obscure,
I have to guess some things that should be sure.
"An Eastern Tale" by David John Scott

In news:

Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria, 98, who weathered a revolt over his communist-era ties to lead the Balkan country's Orthodox Christians for more than 40 years, has died.
R eligious devootion to the Virgin Mary, Mother of God, has grown and developed during the Christian era, but not without criticism.
From the 8th to the 14th centuries in Spain, Christians, Jews, and Muslims coexisted peacefully in an era that historians refer to as the "convivencia," or living together.
Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality : Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century by John Boswell The University of Chicago Press, 424 pp.
With figures like Wendell Berry, Luci Shaw and Scott Cairns in our midst, we are living in a vibrant era of Christian poetry.
) Christian Science Monitor contributor Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells a true, inspiring story of courageous women and quiet heroism at work in Taliban-era Af...
Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria , who weathered a revolt over his communist-era ties to lead the Balkan country's Orthodox Christians for more than 40 years, has died.
SOFIA, Bulgaria —Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria , who weathered a revolt over his communist-era ties to lead the Balkan country's Orthodox Christians for more than 40 years, has died.
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria , who weathered a revolt over his Communist-era ties to lead his country's Orthodox Christians for more than 40 years, died here on Tuesday.
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria , who weathered a revolt over his communist-era ties to lead the Balkan country's Orthodox Christians for more than 40 years, has died.
Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria, who weathered a revolt over his communist-era ties to lead the Balkan country's Orthodox Christians for more than 40 years, has died.
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria, who weathered a revolt over his Communist-era ties to lead his country's Orthodox Christians for more than 40 years, died here on Tuesday.
Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria, 98, who weathered a revolt over his communist-era ties to lead the Balkan country's Orthodox Christians for more than 40 years, has died.
Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria, who weathered a revolt over his communist-era ties to lead the Balkan country's Orthodox Christians for more than 40 years, has died.
A new approach to small-group ministry that meets people's needs in the post-Christian era.
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