Christianity is a range of beliefs and practices devoted to the commemoration and invocation of Jesus of Nazareth, who is believed to have come back to life after being executed by the Roman rulers of the eastern Levant some 2000 years ago. By training, he was a carpenter. Christians typically believe that Jesus was the son of their high god with a human woman. Thus they also typically regard him as an earthly embodiment of the high god. This form of embodiment bears comparison to spirit possession in other Afro-Atlantic traditions.