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Christian Denominations

The History and Evolution of Christian Denominations and Faith Groups

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Introduction

Today in America, there are more than 1500 different faith groups professing many diverse and conflicting beliefs. It would be an understatement to say that Christianity is a severely divided faith. You get an idea of just how many denominations there are when you view this national directory for Christian denominations.

75% of all North Americans identify themselves as Christian, with the United States being one of the most religiously diverse countries in the world. Most of the Christians in America belong to either a mainline denomination or the Roman Catholic Church.

There are numerous ways to dissect the many Christian faith groups. They can be separated into fundamentalist or conservative, mainline and liberal groups. They can be characterized by theological belief systems such as Calvinism and Arminianism. And lastly, as we will see, Christians can be categorized into a vast number of denominations.

If you wish to skip ahead to the individual denominations studies, simply select a denomination below:

Otherwise, continue to page 2 of Christian Denominations.

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