Denominations Comparison Pamphlet
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Best-selling Denominations Comparison Chart Features a Side-By-Side Comparison of 12 Key Christian Church Groups and the History of the Christian Church
In a glance, Denominations Comparison Chart compares what each Christian church body believes about God, the Trinity, Jesus, the Scripture, and other spiritual issues. This easy-to-read pamphlet summarizes church history and beliefs of the different denominations on key topics. It includes a "Family Tree of Denominations" which shows the roots of today's denominations and when they organized. 12 panels, fits inside most Bibles, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, unfolds to 33 inches long
Denominations Comparison Chart Compares These Christian Church Bodies
Comparison of Liturgical Churches
- Lutheran (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America; The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod)
- Anglican (Episcopal Church; Reformed Episcopal Church)
- Presbyterian (The Presbyterian Church (USA) or PCUSA; The Presbyterian Church in America or PCA)
- Methodist (United Methodists Church; African Methodist Episcopal; Free Methodists)
Comparison of Non-Liturgical Churches
- Anabaptist (The Mennonite Church; Church of the Brethren; Amish)
- Congregational (United Church of Christ: The National Association of Congregational Christian Churches; The Conservative Congregational Christian Conference)
- Baptist (Southern Baptists, American Baptists; National Baptists)
- Churches of Christ (Christian Church, Disciples of Christ)
- Adventist (Seventh-day Adventist Church, SDA, 7th Day Adventist)
- Pentecostal Churches (Assemblies of God; Church of God in Christ)
Each denomination believes in the deity of Christ and the importance of Scripture, so how are the groups different? The Denominations Comparison shows what denominations have in common as well as where they differ.
The Denominations Comparison Chart Compares Christian Church Denominations on 11 Topics
- Founder and date
- Number of adherents
- How Scripture is viewed
- Who is God
- Who is Jesus
- How individuals are saved
- What happens after death
- The definition of the Church
- How the Sacraments Are Viewed
- Other Practices and Beliefs
- Major Divisions and Trends Today.
The Denominations Comparison pamphlet is an excellent source for pastors and teachers who want to present denominational beliefs in a concise and focused manner. The full color pamphlet organizes the denominations comparisons in the order in which they came to be, first covering the six liturgical denominations followed by the six non-liturgical denominations.
BONUS: Denominations Comparison Chart Includes a Short Summary of These Christian Churches, their Founders, Size, and Denominational Ties
- Calvary Chapel
- Christian and Missionary Alliance
- Church of God
- Church of the Nazarene
- Evangelical Covenant Church
- Evangelical Free Church of America
- International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
- Salvation Army
- Vineyard Ministries International
In addition to the side-side comparison of the 12 Christian denominations, the Denominations Comparison pamphlet contains a list of 42 "Helpful Words to Know" for studying denominational differences. This list defines words such as: Anabaptist, apocrypha, canon, Eucharist, incarnate, pope, predestination, and puritan.
The Denominations Comparison Chart Includes Helpful References
- Official web sites for major denominations
- General online references
- Other web sites for the major traditions.
Biography of Author Robert Bowman, Jr.
Rob Bowman earned an M.A. in Biblical Studies and Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1981 and pursued his doctoral studies in Apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary.
He is the author of over 50 articles (e.g., in the Christian Research Journal, Moody Monthly, Pastoral Renewal, Mission Frontiers, and Journal of Evangelism and Missions) and 13 books pertaining to apologetics, religion, and biblical theology, including two winners of the Gold Medallion Award, An Unchanging Faith in a Changing World (1997) and Faith Has Its Reasons (2001; 2d ed., 2006).
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by Lori Baldwin|
I am disappointed that the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches are presented as legitimate Christian denominations since both teach a false gospel that salvation is by faith plus works, which nullifies the true gospel of grace.
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Review by: Paul Dare - September 20, 2011
This pamphlet saddens me. Jesus prayed that his followers would all be one as He and the Father are one. Denominations fly in the face of that prayer. I know that sometimes, separating is necessary and right. But sadly, separation is often unnecessary and wrong. That being said, [Denominations Comparison
] provides a very good examination of the main denominations within Christendom. Professor Bowman along with research consultant Eric Pement cover 12 of the main denominations dividing them into two groups:
- Roman Catholic
- Anglican (Episcopalian)
- Churches of Christ
Other groups are covered as well such as Calvary Chapel, CMA, Salvation Army and Vineyard. Also extremely helpful is a two page mini-glossary of 42 terms that are helpful to know and understand when navigating through the intricacies of Christianity’s many denominations. My favorite part of this whole pamphlet is the Family Tree of Denominations showing (in a great visual chart form for us thick-headed visual learners) the branches of division from the great Roman/Orthodox schism of 1054 down to today.
I highly recommend buying, studying and carrying this pamphlet (fits nicely in most Bibles) as it makes a great conversation starter with someone who asks that classic question: So what’s the difference between all these different denominations, anyway?!