Christian Denomination Comparison Charts

Are Christian denominations just slight variations on the same theme, or are they so different that they are almost multiple religions? To explore this question, or just to figure out the difference is between a Presbyterian and Methodist, consult the comparison charts listed below.

Comparison of Facts & Stats

Compare basic facts on nine major Christian denominations, including origins, founders, number of adherents, locations, church bodies, membership in the World Council of Churches, and more.

Comparison of Beliefs

Compare the religious beliefs of nine major Christian denominations, including views on religious authority, God, human nature, angels, salvation, predestination, hell, and more.

Comparison of Practices

Compare the religious practices of nine major Christian denominations, including baptism, the Eucharist, church government, nature of the clergy, and more.

Comparison of Positions on Social and Ethical Issues

Compare the positions of nine major denominations on issues like abortion, euthanasia, birth control, death penalty, ordination of women, homosexuality, and same-sex marriage.

Comparison of Catholic and Protestant Theology

This chart provides a quick-reference guide to the major differences between Catholic and Protestant theology.