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Christianity Among The Religions of the World

Christian Communities

Christians: Who Are They; Where are They
Our map is color coded to show the world wide distribution of Christians according to country and population density.

The Families of Christianity
Christianity is a tremendously diverse movement that is often seen as being divided into several family groups. While it is difficult to describe or depict this diversity, our tables and maps are a good a place to start. 

What Christians Believe
The Christian faith has been expressed in different ways by different people at different times. Here is a list of the major creeds of the Church during its 2000 year history.

How to find a Church
How to go about finding a church where you will feel at home, as well as being intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally challenged so that your faith will continue to deepen and grow.

The Protestant Denominations of North America

Ever wonder what distinguishes and identifies the various Protestant denominations? Here is a list of these churches with their logos and links to their websites.

Eastern Orthodox Christians
One of the three major branches of Christianity, the Orthodox Churches are lesser known in North America, but prevail elsewhere. Their traditions, theology, art, liturgy, and practices are distinct and well worth deeper study.

So You Thought Only Conservative Churches Are Growing?
When polled, Americans identify increasingly with liberal and mainline denomination, while some conservative churches show declining numbers.

Why People Lie About Their Religious Belief and Practice
Sociologists have been aware for many years that people lie when asked about their sex life, finances, and sometime their politics. It is perhaps more surprising that the tendency to lie is even greater when it comes to religious affiliation, church attendance and faith. I wonder why?

Interfaith Dialogue and Cooperation
It is not longer an option for Christians and others to engage in constructive conversation and cooperation with the religious other; it is a matter of survival.

Can Christians Alone Be Saved?
"I am the way, the truth and the light, no one comes to the Father but by me," said Jesus. Does this mean that only Christians can be saved?

Should Christians Target Jews For Salvation?
Let's take a closer look at the the relationship between Judaism and Christianity

Other World Religions

The Top Dozen Religions of the World
What are the largest religions of the world? What are their membership statistics, relative size, locations, rankings? Find out now simply by looking at out chart and map below.

What is Hinduism?

What is Islam?

What is Buddhism?

What is Judaism?

What is Zoroastrianism?

What is Jainism?

What is Sikhism?

What is Scientology

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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and Executive Director of
He is the author of God and Science (John Knox Press, 1986).  
A revised and expanded version of the book is appearing here.
God and Science (Hypertext Edition, 2005).
He is also editor of a new book, featuring articles by world class scientists and theologians, and illustrating the leading views on the relationship between science and religion:
Faith, Science and the Future (CrossCurrents Press, 2007).

Charles also tracks the boundry between the virtual and the real at his blog: Next World Design, focusing on the mediation of art, science and spirituality in the metaverse.  

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