I was just pondering that, in English anyway, the major religions of the world are "isms": Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Taoism even Islamism. Why no Christism? Instead we have Christianity. I guess Christism, if there were such a word, might lean toward a faith based on the teaching of Jesus, rather than a religion all about Jesus' story. According to Merriam Webster dictionary, the term Christianity appeared in (Middle) English the 14th Century. I wonder what it was called before that? Thanks for the array of isms.

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