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 (Luther) and Reformed (Calvin). In the 16th century, these Anabaptists, mainly German peasants, were often characterized by beliefs in millennialism, an abandonment of church authority and most particularly, the rejection of infant baptism. Some of these Anabaptist denominations are still well known today, including the Amish, Mennonites and Hutterites.
- Note that this section does not include every Anabaptist denomination, only some of the larger ones.
- Quakers are often confused with Anabaptists. The two are not the same, although Quakers do share that “peaceful” characteristic with the Amish, Mennonites and Hutterites.
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 ... read more »