Common Era (an aa Current Era[1] or Christian Era[2]), abbreviatit as CE, is an alternative namin o the calendar era, Anno Domini ("in the year o the/oor Lord", abbreviatit AD).[3][4]


  1. BBC Team (8 February 2005). "History of Judaism 63BCE–1086CE". BBC Religion & Ethics. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2011-05-18. Year 1: CE – What is nowadays called the 'Current Era' traditionally begins with the birth of a Jewish teacher called Jesus. His followers came to believe he was the promised Messiah and later split away from Judaism to found Christianity.
  2. "Controversy over the use of the "CE/BCE" and "AD/BC" dating notation". Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
  3. "Common Era". American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (3rd ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1992.