There are three main branches of
Christianity: the Roman Catholics, the Orthodox and the Protestant. Our map is
color coded to show those countries where Christianity is represented in significant
numbers and where each branch is prevalent.
C = Catholic; O = Orthodox; P = Protestant
the darker colors represent those countries with a higher concentration of Christians.
To put this in perspective, compare this map to a similar
one, showing the distribution of all the major world religions. (Because this
map is so large, you will be able to view it in its own window. Note: the window
can be increased or decreased in size to allow viewing the map in full resolution.)
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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and
Executive Director of CrossCurrents.
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,
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.