christianity

  1. WI: Egypt Remains Majority Coptic

    Background Info: Before the Muslim Conquest of Egypt (639-646) by the Rashidun Caliphate, the Copts made up the majority of Egypt since the 3rd century. After the conquest took place, the Arabs settled in Egypt bringing along the religion of Islam with them. The Copts faced persecution and...
  2. Whiteshore

    AHC: Have Christianity have the geographic range of Islam

    With a POD after the crucifixion of Christ, come up with a scenario where Christianity has more or less the same geographic distribution as Islam does IOTL. Bonus points if you come up with a scenario where "Christendom" is roughly along the same geographic lines as OTL's Islamic World while...
  3. Goats-&-Bolts

    Jerusalem of the East turned Red – Or What If there was a “Christian Korean People’s Republic”?

    https://www.christiantoday.com/article/when-north-koreas-capital-had-so-many-christians-it-was-called-the-jerusalem-of-the-east/107588.htm https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/the-jerusalem-of-the-east One of the North Korean Christians who fled south during the exodus was...
  4. jackson3

    DBWI: Make Christianity splinter or Schism.

    Christianity has been for centuries seen as one of the biggest religious blocks on the planet, this Is generally attributed to it’s obsession with achieving consensus with it’s great councils and the like. For those who follow another faith, the church is governed by the Council of five...
  5. Mr_Fanboy

    What does an overwhelmingly Christian world look like?

    A few months back I posted a thread asking about the implications of Islam as a universal religion, so I figured that I would do the same for Christianity. Let us posit a scenario with a point of divergence very early in the 7th century which prevents Islam from getting off the ground...
  6. A Nestorian Christian Tibet?

    Nestorian Christianity arrived to tibet as early as the 6th century, with Patriarch Timothy even considering to establish a Tibetan metropolitan. So, WI Christianity won over Buddhism for the hearts of the Tibetans? How will it affect the rest of Asia? Remember that Tibet influenced Mongolia...
  7. Challenge/What If: Christianity Revival/Comeback In The Middle East and North Africa During The Modern Era

    Is it realistically possible for Christianity to become more mainstream and more common in North Africa and the Middle East again by the time of the modern era? What would have to happen for it to occur? Can a native Middle Eastern government pull it off on its own? Does this require European...
  8. Italy in the Migration Period – No Pope, No Christianity, No Islam

    I have a challenge for you that may require a somewhat liberal approach to butterflies. The main focus in this one is Italy during the Migration Period but in a world where Christianity (and consequently Islam) never took hold. Let’s imagine that Christianity rises in the first-century as yet...
  9. KingOnTheEdge

    DBWI: Muslims Conquer Spain?

    Otl, the Visogoths managed to repulse the Umaayads from Iberia, thus keeping it Christian. But what if they failed, and Iberia fell to invaders? Could a christian state emerge in the mountainous north, ala the Kingdom of Tangiers in northern Morocco? What would the ramifications be? Ooc: the...
  10. WI: Paul of Tarsus dies on the road to Damascus

    Instead of having a vision of God, Paul has a seizure on the road and dies. What are the long-term consequences? The most immediate consequence is that Paul never preaches across the Roman Empire and becomes an author of Christian New Testament (CNT) texts. So the seven Pauline epistles that...
  11. Mr_Fanboy

    What makes some religions good at conversion, and others not?

    There is a currently-active thread asking a similar question about Islam, but I felt as though the topic could be broadened. To quote my post from that thread... Now, in hindsight, perhaps Tengrism was not a great example in this context, but my other points still stand. How come some...
  12. AHC/WI Islamic European culture. Turkey as a model?

    How do you think European culture would have turned out like if most countries would have been successfully converted to Islam in the 16th and 17th century, following a successful Ottoman occupation? Modern Turkey seems to be a curious mixture of German and Middle Eastern culture. Outside of...
  13. KingOnTheEdge

    Why Was Islam So Good At Conversion?

    The caliphates spread from arabia to Spain to Pakistan, and the islamic faithspread farther, into india, central asia, subsaharan africa, and indonesia, converting people from native pagan faiths, Hinduism, buddhism, zoroastrianism, and christianity. My question is, why? I know about the tax on...
  14. Crunch Buttsteak

    DBAHC: A Surviving Non-Syncretic Christianity

    So for those who don’t know, Christianity was a minor cult that existed in the Levant in the late [1st century] and early [2nd century] before eventually being incorporated into a Roman mystery religion that existed mainly in the Levant and along the southern coast of the Anatolian peninsula up...
  15. Andrew Boyd

    AHC: Another Christian majority nation in Asia.

    I was thinking about how the Philippines is the only Christian-majority nation in Asia. As well as how it contrasts to the number of Christian-majority nations in Africa today. With that in mind, what would it take for another Asian country to get a majority Christian population?
  16. AHC/WI Make Christianity formally become a kind of "second ethnic identity" similar to Judaism

    Judaism is not just a religion, but a cultural and ethnic identity. Technically Christianity is too, especially in Europe, but only informally. What if Christian Churches have actively incorporated this into their theologies and encouraged for the particular denomination of their brethren to...
  17. AHC: More Religious Europe

    What changes in History would need to come to pass so that in 2019, most European countries are at least as religious as the Southern States of the USA? For example, LGBT rights are rejected in favor of a Biblical interpretation of sexuality, and the duty men and women must fulfill, there is a...
  18. KingOnTheEdge

    Parthian Empire Controls Judea When Jesus Is Active, What Happens?

    So I was thinking of how Roman repression of Judaism and early christianity contrast with how most Persian empires are much more tolerant. Now I dont know much about parthian tolerance or attitude to Christianity but I assume they'd be better than rome. What if for whatever reason, when Jesus...
  19. WI: No Evangelicalism

    What if Evangelicalism (also known as Evangelical Christianity or Evangelical Protestantism) had never existed? How might things have been altered by its absence?
  20. Would it be possible to make Fire a positive rather than a negative symbol among most Christians?

    In many Christian communities around the world, Fire is seen as a negative symbol, associated with the Devil, Hell, and Perdition. However in Central European Catholicism, it is usually seen as positive, symbolising the warm family hearth, the Eternal Flame above the Tabernacle in the Church...
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