Christianity vs Catholic - What's the difference?

christianity | catholic |

As nouns the difference between christianity and catholic

is that christianity is an abrahamic religion based on the teachings of jesus christ and various scholars who wrote the christian bible while catholic is a member of a catholic church.

As an adjective catholic is

of the western christian church, as differentiated from eg the orthodox church.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • An Abrahamic religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ and various scholars who wrote the Christian Bible.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=4 citation , passage=By some paradoxical evolution rancour and intolerance have been established in the vanguard of primitive Christianity . Mrs. Spoker, in common with many of the stricter disciples of righteousness, was as inclement in demeanour as she was cadaverous in aspect.}}
  • * 2002 , The Atlas of Great Jewish Communities: A Voyage Through History , page 27:
  • As a result, Christianity developed as a separate religion from Judaism.
  • Christendom
  • Hypernyms

    * religion, monotheism, Abrahamism


    * Christianism

    Coordinate terms


    Derived terms

    * muscular Christianity

    See also

    * Christian * (wikipedia) * English eponyms




    (en adjective)
  • Universal; all-encompassing.
  • * 1946 , (Bertrand Russell), History of Western Philosophy , I.29:
  • Essentially, and in idea, the empire, in the minds of the Romans, was world-wide. This conception descended to the Church, which was ‘Catholic ’ in spite of Buddhists, Confucians, and (later) Muhammadans.
  • Pertaining to all kinds of people and their range of tastes, proclivities etc.; liberal.
  • He has catholic tastes.
  • Synonyms

    * universal