What role did religion play in Europe?
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Similarly one may ask, how religious are European countries?
Religion in the European Union
- Catholic (44.5%)
- Orthodox (10.2%)
- Protestant (9.9%)
- Other Christian (5.0%)
- No religion/Agnostic (17.0%)
- Atheist (9.3%)
- Muslim (2.1%)
- Buddhist (0.6%)
Secondly, what was the religion of Europe before Christianity? Before the spread of Christianity, Europe was home to a profusion of religious beliefs, most of which are pejoratively referred to as paganism. The word derives from the Latin paganus meaning 'of the countryside,' essentially calling them hicks or bumpkins.
Simply so, what is the religion of Europe?
The three major religions in Europe are Christianity, unaffiliated and Islam. Overall in Europe 47 percent of Christians are Roman Catholic, 18 percent are Protestants, and 35 percent are Orthodox (Rubenstein 2019, p. 140). Christians comprise of 51% of the population (Pew Research Center 2018).
How did Christianity get to Europe?
Beginning in the Middle East, Christianity began its spread north and west into Europe, carried by merchants, missionaries, and soldiers. Of course, the Roman imperial government couldn't ignore the fact that, despite the persecutions, Christianity was growing stronger.