What is the difference between catholicism and christianity?

catholicism | christianity | Hypernyms |

Christianity is a hypernym of catholicism.

Catholicism is a hyponym of christianity.

As a noun catholicism

is the state or quality of being catholic or universal; catholicity.



  • The faiths, practices and doctrines of a Catholic Church, but especially of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • * 2011 , Connie Green, Religious Diversity and Children's Literature, p 156
  • Catholicism is the second largest religious body after Sunni Muslims


    * Christianity, trinitarianism

    Coordinate terms

    * Mormonism, Protestantism, Quakerism




  • 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