This term, in its generic sense, refers to the collective body of Christians throughout the world. More specifically, "Christendom" has been used to describe European Christianity, as Christianity was the major religion in Europe from the beginning of the fourth century until the Reformation in the sixteenth century or even until the secularizationof the twentieth century.

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