What is this pie chart based on?
This pie chart is based on statistics listing peoples self-admitted adherence to one of the major world religions, or to other faiths, or to people stating that they are of no religion. As you will see the pie chart only mentions percentages of the world’s population whose religiously related self-admission places them in each category.
What are the three major denominations of Christianity?
In Christianity the three major belief systems are Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant. By far the largest Christian denomination on earth is the Roman Catholic Church, estimated at well over 1 billion adherents. This is over 10% of the population of the whole world.
What is the single unifying feature of Christianity?
In the broadest possible sense, the single unifying feature of Christianity is belief in the Divinity of Jesus Christ. Who is Jesus Christ and what do I mean when I say the ‘Divinity’ of Jesus Christ?
What is a Christian Denomination Anyway?
A Christian denomination is any Christian group distinguished by a particular structure, or statement of beliefs (or ‘creeds’) that do not violate any foundational Christian beliefs.
What is the largest religious body in the world?
Christian denominations are a defining feature of Christianity, the worlds largest religious body by a huge margin.
What was the first thing I was interested in when I first dove headfirst into the sandbox of Christian?
When I first dove headfirst into the sandbox of Christian denominations one of the first things I was interested in was the epic Holy War waging between Calvinism, and Arminianism.
Why are non-denominational churches so attractive?
Due to their more energetic style of worship and living, non-denominational Churches are also often very attractive to individuals who lean more toward a charismatic/pentecostal faith, with the large, concert style worship sessions being an opportunity for those seeking a more experiential style of worship.
Why did Jesus say to divorce his wife?
He [Jesus] said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way. 9 And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.
How did the Catholic Church evolve?
The Evolution of the Catholic Church. Over time the Church evolved. The power of the Pope began to increase both in the Church and in the politics of the Empire. As the centuries went by the Catholic Church adopted a number of beliefs and practices in particular which some in the Church took issue with.
Why is the Catholic Church so controversial?
In recent years the Catholic Church has been the subject of controversy for a number of reasons, perhaps most well-known is the relatively large number of allegations of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct amongst the clergy , especially directed towards minors.