Christianity claims more members than any of the other world religions. Bethlehem was the birth place of Jesus , Bethlehem holds great importance to Christians. Christianity dates back to the death of Jesus in A.D.33. This took place in what is now known as Israel. Many theologians believe that Jesus was crucified between 30 and 33 A.D. 392 AD is when Christianity becomes the religion of the roman empire. 1054 is when disputes between the roman catholic church and the eastern orthodox church begins. 1517, Martin Luther (German monk) started a movement called the Reformation when he criticized cretin church practices as well as the supremacy of the pope. This divided western Christianity into the roman catholic church and Protestantism.