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Christian Division is not always a scandal: What to think of the 45,000 denominations that rose from the Reformation. Jennifer Powell McNutt, Christianity Today, December 30, 2016.
Secular Levels of Classification of Faith Groups “This document describes the terms and levels of classification useful in classifying faith groups taxonomically. The basis for this classification is ‘what groups are a subset of what other groups.’ Answering this question results in a branching hierarchy.”
Christian Why so many denominations? Article by Phillip Johnson. Follow-up posts: Sectarianism and Separation and The wrong kind of ‘unity’
Christian With so many denominations and religions, how can I decide which are true and which are false? An excerpt from The Bible Has the Answer, by Henry Morris and Martin Clark


Christian The Complete Guide To Christian Denominations by Ron Rhodes
Christian Handbook of Denominations in the United States by Frank Spencer Mead, Samuel S. Hill, Craig D. Atwood

Books – Online

Christian What People Ask About The Church by Dale A. Robbins. See: Why are there so many different churches?


  • Denominations Comparison

    The bestselling Denominations Comparison pamphlet is a glossy, easy-to-use comparison chart that provides a side-by-side format that compares what 12 Christian denominations believe about God, the Trinity, Jesus, and other key areas.

    The “Family Tree of Denominations” diagram reveals the roots of today s denominations and when they came into being. Denominational groups divided into liturgical and non-liturgical groups.

    Denominational comparisons include: Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, Anglican, Presbyterian, Methodist, Anabaptist, Congregational, Baptist, Presbyterian, Churches of Christ, Adventist, and Pentecostal churches.

Courses – Online

Christian Church History This interactive course covers in 3-5 minute units a high level overview of the entire history of the Christian Church. Dr. John Hannah, who has been teaching church history for more than 30 years, leads students through the important marks of church history.

See Also
Christian Finding a Church You Can Love and Loving the Church You’ve Found by by Kevin and Sherry Harney
Christian The Unauthorized Guide to Choosing a Church by Carmen Renee Berry


  1. Denominations
  2. Why are there so many different churches?
  3. Denominations - Research Resources

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