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A Simple Explanation of Christian Denominations (Pack of 20)

Item #: 142176 / 2019 / Saddle-stitched paperback / 32 Pages


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In today’s world, there are more than four thousand religions. And within Christianity itself, there are countless denominations. These numbers can cause many Christians to wonder what those differences are that make each denomination unique and how we, as Lutherans, can respond to those differences, especially when it comes to beliefs about salvation, the Sacraments, the role of Christ, and even sources of doctrine.

This easy-to-use, compact booklet features brief summaries of seventeen Christian denominations, summaries that will provide readers with a better understanding of each denomination’s differences, their history, source of doctrine, and beliefs about Jesus Christ and the Sacraments.

Includes summaries of: The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod; Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS); Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA); The Roman Catholic Church; Eastern Orthodox Churches; Presbyterian Churches; Christian Reformed Church; The Anglican/Episcopal Churches; Methodist Churches; The Salvation Army; Church of the Nazarene; Baptist Churches; Mennonite Churches; Seventh-Day Adventist Church; United Church of Christ; Pentecostal Churches; and Evangelical Free Church.


About A Simple Explanation Series

A Simple Explanation booklets aim to help answer questions on various Christian topics, such as Baptism, Communion, denominations, and much more. Each booklet provides solid, scriptural guidance on these topics, making them perfect for outreach programs, new member classes, and in church pews. Sold in packs of 20. 

For more information on the series or to view the various titles, click here



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Excellent Quick Guide

I found this to be a valuable quick reference to the differences between Christian denominations. It doesn't include the more obscure ones nor does it include Mormonism as Mormons are not Christians, although they purport to be. For an excellent contrast between Christianity and the worlds other major religions (including Mormonism), I recommend "The Christian Difference" available on this site. I consider it the closest thing to a religion encyclopedia.

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Not quite complete

This little booklet does a pretty good job of explaining various Christian denominations, given the limits it puts on itself. However, I was very disappointed to find that it did not include a discussion of either Mormonism (yes, they claim to be Christian) or what are commonly referred to as the Fundamentalist Non-Denominational Churches (which are primarily offshoots from Calvary Chapel in the Los Angeles area). Both of these church bodies are experiencing phenomenal growth and should have been included in the discussions of this booklet.

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