Faith: Protestant

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    The United Methodist Church — the second largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. — opened its 11-day-long General Conference in Pittsburgh this week. The highest legislative body of the church meets only every four years. This time, gay issues are expected to dominate. More

    April 30, 2004 | Comments

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    Part five of a five-part series: Concluding RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY’s five-part series “Exploring Religious America,” Bob Abernethy speaks with experts John Green, Robert Franklin, and Peter Steinfels about the findings of the survey. Topics include scandal in the Catholic church, spirituality versus tradition, America’s increasing religious diversity, and whether true interfaith understanding is possible. More

    May 24, 2002 | Comments

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    Read excerpts from Kim Lawton’s interview with Robert Franklin on American Protestantism and culture. More

    May 3, 2002 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview with Nancy Ammerman on American Protestantism. More

    May 3, 2002 | Comments

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    Read excerpts from Bob Abernethy’s interview with Martin Marty on the status and future of religion in America. More

    May 3, 2002 | Comments

  • Read an excerpt from author and churchgoer Diana Butler Bass’s book STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY: A PILGRIMAGE OF FAITH IN COMMUNITY. More

    May 3, 2002 | Comments

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    Read excerpts from Jeff Sheler’s interview with Emory University religion professor Gary Laderman. More

    April 26, 2002 | Comments

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    Part two of a five-part series exploring religious America: Today, just over half of all Americans are Protestants, worshipping in 300,000 congregations, in many hundreds of denominations — and, often, apart from any denomination. Part two reports on the experiences of being a mainline Protestant, an evangelical, and part of the black Church. More

    March 3, 2002 | Comments

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    To average Catholics, it may be hard to imagine their priest with a wife and children. But, to a limited extent, it is already happening. More

    June 22, 2001 | Comments

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    Baptism is an important rite of initiation in the Christian tradition, but the baptism ceremony varies depending upon the denomination. Catholics, Orthodox Christians, and many in the Protestant denominations baptize infants. Baptists and Pentecostal Churches baptize only adults or children old enough to profess their faith. More

    April 13, 2001 | Comments

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