Protestantism and Its Many Denominations
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A large part of the world, particularly the West, is very much a product of what happened almost ... read more »
Although the various denominations differ on many religious tenets, they do share similar ... read more »
The Pentecostal name is derived from the events described in the New Testament: On the Day of ... read more »
At 75 million members in the world, Presbyterianism is one of the most populous Protestant ... read more »
Episcopalianism is the strain of Anglicanism that developed in the United States. The ... read more »
Methodists care strongly about spreading the word of God’s kindness through missionary work ... read more »
Lutherans follow the beliefs of Martin Luther, stressing the important role that faith plays in ... read more »
Numbering about 40 million worldwide, Baptists make up a large Protestant denomination. One of the ... read more »
Seventh-day Adventists came from the millennialist Millerite movement in 19th-century America, and ... read more »
Anabaptists were those that sprang from the Radical Reformation, as compared to the Evangelical ... read more »
The Quakers, or the Religious Society of Friends, number about 210,000 throughout the world. ... read more »
Unitarian Universalism may not belong in the Protestant guide per se; it may not even fall fully into the Christianity camp (which is why it is listed last). Unitarians historically consisted of Christians that didn't believe in the Trinity, but rather a singular God. Universalists believed in a loving God that provided eternal salvation to all. Both faiths have been renowned for progressive, inclusive, and liberal tendencies, as well as involvement in social reform. The two formally combined in 1961, though there are still individual Unitarian and Universalist congregations throughout the world. Use the sites in this section to learn more about Unitarian Universalist beliefs, traditions and blogs.
- Unitarian Universalism is a very liberal faith: It combines elements of various religions, and there is no clear-cut belief system.