Christianity Comparison Charts


These comparison charts are useful tools for quickly identifying similarities and differences or gathering information without having to read longer articles or compare several sources on the Christian religion.

Important note: Charts like these are meant to be used as a starting point and not as a sole resource for understanding beliefs, practices or events. Complex religious issues cannot be fully explained in a tiny box and short summaries can be misleading by nature. Please use the links within the charts and other resources to learn more about the topics summarized by the comparison charts.

Charts of Christian Denominations

Compare the basic similarities and differences between Christian denominations with the charts below. For more in-depth information, see our Christian Denominations section.

Comparison of Catholic and Protestant Beliefs

Chart showing the major differences between Catholic and Protestant (specifically Reformed and Lutheran) theological beliefs.

Comparison of Major Denominations - Facts and Stats

Chart showing facts and stats like date founded, founder, number of members, etc. for Catholic, Orthodox and various Protestant denominations.

Comparison of Major Denominations - Beliefs

Chart of beliefs on topics like the Trinity, divinity of Christ, inerrancy of scripture and salvation.

Comparison of Major Denominations - Practices

Comparison of practices of baptism, communion, worship and other rituals in various denominations.

Comparison of Major Denominations - Social and Ethical Issues

Chart showing the views of various denominations on issues like abortion, homosexuality and the death penalty.

Charts on Christianity and Other Religions

Comparison of Christianity and Judaism

Chart showing major similarities and differences between Christianity and the religion out of which it grew. Includes brief introduction.

Comparison of Christianity and Islam

Chart showing major similarities and differences between Christianity and the other major world religion influenced by Judaism. Includes brief introduction.

Comparison of Christianity and Mormonism

Chart comparing the similarities and differences of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and mainstream Christianity (in the Mormonism section).

Comparison of Christianity and Jehovah's Witnesses

Chart comparing the similarities and differences of the Jehovah's Witnesses and mainstream Christianity (in the JW section).

Charts on Christian History & Biography

Chart of Church Fathers

Illustrated chart of theologians of the early church with information like dates, places, background, writings and accomplishments.

Chart of Monks and Mystics

Illustrated chart of notable Christian monastics, ascetics, and mystic and contemplative.

Chart of Reformers

Illustrated chart on important figures in Reformation history, including some pre-Reformation reformers and a few reforming Catholics.

Charts on the Bible

Compare Biblical Accounts of the Resurrection of Christ Chart showing the similarities and differences between the accounts of the Resurrection in 1 Corinthians, Mark, Matthew, Luke, Acts, and John. Includes links to resources from Christians and skeptics dealing with the issue of contradictions.