Christianity is a monotheistic religion, and one of the major world religions recognized today. It includes groups of religious traditions that trace their origins to Jesus Christ, a Jew of the first century, and assert that he is the son of God and the Lord and sole Savior of all humanity as the Jewish Messiah.
Christianity has many branches, including Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and the various religious denominations of Protestantism. Other forms of Christianity have arisen that claim a separate history, such as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
See Abrahamic Religions