To put this in perspective, consider
the map, below, showing the distribution of adherents to all the major world religions.
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Churches and cathedrals, temples and mosques, sacred shrines and holy mountains, as well as rivers, lakes and streams ... every religious tradition has its sacred places. This gallery of photographs focuses on some of the most noted of these, illustrating how the world's people carve out a place for the holy even in the world of time and space. Enjoy.
Christianity is the largest religion in the world, but given the
differences between and among the different denominations, one might speak of
the world's "Christianities" and then ask:
Who Are They; Where are They
Our map is color coded to show the world wide
distribution of Christians according to country and population density.
Families of Christianity
Christianity is a tremendously diverse movement
that is often seen as being divided into several family groups. While it is difficult
to describe or depict this diversity, our tables and maps are a good a place to
Denominations of North America
Ever wonder what distinguishes and identifies
the various Protestant denominations? Here is a list of these churches with their
logos and links to their websites.
One of the three major branches of Christianity, the
Orthodox Churches are lesser known in North America, but prevail elsewhere. Their
traditions, theology, art, liturgy, and practices are distinct and well worth
Numbers in our table are
highly conjectural, but are extrapolated from several serious, and in some cases,
scholarly efforts to rank world religions by size, including: