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Calderdale Interfaith Council > Faiths >  Christianity

Christianity came out of Judaism, when the promised Messiah was recognized in the person of Jesus Christ, as Saviour and Redeemer of the world, some two thousand years ago. Jesus was eventually crucified on a cross near Jerusalem, and was resurrected from the dead three days after his death. It was this event which made him both human and divine.

Jesus is recognized as being the Son of God, and one member of the Trinity: God the Father (creator); God the Son (Redeemer); God the Holy Spirit (sustainer). His early followers founded the Church, and his followers today belong to many different denominations, scattered around the world.

The Holy Book for Christians is the Bible, and contains some scriptures shared with the Jewish faith ( the first five books of the Torah), the words of Jesus, and letters from his followers.

The Revd Canon Hilary Barber
Vicar of Halifax Minster
h.barber@halifaxminster.org.uk