Christian Denominations and the Early Church - Deepstash
The Easter Celebration

Learn more about religionandspirituality with this collection

Different Easter traditions around the world

The significance of Easter eggs and bunnies in modern culture

The importance of the holiday in the Christian faith

The Easter Celebration

Discover 44 similar ideas in

It takes just

7 mins to read

Christian Denominations and the Early Church

Christian Denominations and the Early Church

The global body of more than 2 billion Christians is separated into more than 45,000 denominations - Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Baptist, Apostolic, Methodist — the list goes on.

Christianity has so many branches because of differences in belief, power grabs and corruption.

The early church, spanning from AD27 to AD 325, was divided chiefly based on geography. According to Professor Bruce Gordon, worship styles and interpretations of Jesus' teachings varied based on regional cultures and customs.


890 reads


The Great Schism

The Great Schism

In 1054, the Eastern Orthodox Christians split from the Western Roman Catholics.

The groups disagreed on the taking of the sacraments. The Eastern Orthodox Christians also disagreed with the Roman beliefs that

  • priests should remain celibate
  • that the Roman...


593 reads

The Arian Controversy

The Arian Controversy

The Arian controversy in the early fourth century divided Christians in the Roman Empire. Arius, a priest from Alexandria, claimed that because Jesus was "begotten", he was a lesser divinity than God. However, Athanasius, an Alexandrian theologian, claimed Jesus was God incarnate.

In AD 325...


697 reads

Denominations explode

Denominations explode

After the Protestant Reformation in 1517, the number of denominations began to multiply.

  • The Reformation, started by Martin Luther's 95 Theses, claimed that the Bible was the ultimate authority over all people, not a church hierarchy.
  • By the 17th century, the contemporary word ...


596 reads




"If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea." - The little Prince

Read & Learn

20x Faster





Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving & library

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Personalized recommendations

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.


I agree to receive email updates