Compare Christian Denominations


Founded about 2,000 years ago, Christianity has some 2 billion followers today. The three major branches of Christianity are Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, and Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism itself contains hundreds of denominations. 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.


  • Compare Catholic vs. Protestanthttp://www.religionfacts.com/compare/catholic-protestant

    Catholics and Protestants have a lot in common, yet the differences between them are not insignificant. The chart below provides a quick-reference guide to the major differences between Catholic and Protestant beliefs...

  • Compare Christian Denominations' Beliefshttp://www.religionfacts.com/compare/christian-denominations-beliefs

    The following chart compares the beliefs, doctrine and theology of some major Christian denominations. Please note that the brief summaries and excerpts provided here do not reflect all individuals or churches in each denomination, but they are believed to represent the majority view and taken from official statements where available.

  • Compare Christian Denominations' Ethical Viewshttp://www.religionfacts.com/compare/christian-denominations-ethics

    This chart compares the similarities and differences between the views of major denominations in Christianity on social and ethical issues such as abortion, euthanasia, sexuality and war...

  • Compare Christian Denominations' Practiceshttp://www.religionfacts.com/compare/christian-denominations-practices

    This chart compares the similarities and differences between the rituals and practices of major denominations in Christianity. Please note that the brief summaries and excerpts provided here do not reflect all individuals or churches in each denomination, but they are believed to represent the majority practice and are taken from official statements where available.