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Religion, Protestant

ALTHOUGH THERE ARE perhaps 200 or more recognized Protestant denominations, most are relatively small in numbers. The vast majority of Protestants belong to about a dozen churches or church traditions. These are the Lutherans, Anglicans, Presbyterians, United Church of Christ (Con—gregationalists), Baptists, Methodists, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Amish and Menno—nite groups, Pentecostals, groups of evangelicals, groups of fundamentalists, Moravians, Quakers, and other smaller groups.

The Protestant churches cover a broad range of attitudes and doctrines on social issues. It should be noted that the laity of mainline Protestant churches such as the Anglicans, Methodists, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Northern Baptists, United Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, and one or two others are much more conservative in their ethical thinking on virtually all ethical issues. An ...

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