The Most Important People Influencing Christianity

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All religions have their influences and Christianity is no exception. Over the many years the religion has been around, there have been many people who influence it. Here are some of the most influential.
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Mother Teresa

It goes without saying that Mother Teresa has been a big influence on Christianity. She founded a charity in India to help the poor and was a lifelong missionary, spreading the love of Jesus all over the world.
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Trevor Huddleston

Huddleston was a English Anglican bishop who was also the President of the Anti-Apartheid movement.
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C.S Lewis

Lewis is a famed author, using his written works, including the “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” series, to spread the Word of God.
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Reverend John Robert Walmsley Stott

In addition to being the author of more than 50 Christianity works, Stott also served as rector of All Souls Church in London for 25 years and gave most of his book profits to charity.
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Bono

A famous musician with the band U2, Bono also spends much of his time and money on humanitarian efforts and spreads religion through some of his music.
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Nelson Mandela

Mandela spent much of his life in prison after his anti-apartheid activities. He also served as the president of South Africa and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
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Charles H. Dodd

Often called one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century, Dodd has written extensively on the Gospel of Paul and his concept of “realized eschatology,” which is the idea that the Kingdom of God is here and now, not in the future.
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Rupert Murdoch

Murdoch once donated $10 million dollars to build a Catholic church in Los Angeles. He also was made a Knight Commander of St. Gregory in 1998.
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Tony Blair

During his time as Prime Minister, Blair worked to unite different faiths and spent a lot of time working to end poverty.
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Steve Chalke

Chalke’s contributions to spreading Christianity include working to give homeless youth a place to live and he often presents on television and radio.
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