Essay on Denominations

I have noticed that various Protestant denominations can sometimes be categorized by two main points. Most Protestant Christians hold most doctrine in common, although they place different emphasis on different questions. For instance, to Episcopalians, the form of the liturgy and music is important, whereas to Baptists, baptism and preaching is more important.

So here is a list of some denominations, with some of their distinguishing characteristics (usually two), with comments.

This essay is still in draft form, so please be tolerant!


Episcopal Church

The BCP is probably the only real unifying element in episcopalianism today.


Presbyterian and Reformed Churches

At present, the Presbyterian Church (USA) is united only by the form of government; there is no agreement on doctrine, with some presbyterians now very liberal, others arminian, and others hypercalvinist.

Baptist Churches

Pentecostal Churches

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