Today, various denominations are summarized under the general heading “Protestants”. Several of these groups migrated to America. They did not find enough space in Europe where they could live their faith. In the 18th century, the Baptist religious community developed into a large Church in the USA. Martin Luther King Jr. became known as one of the most famous Baptists. He carried the same name as the Reformer, yet his story is very different from that of the Reformer from Wittenberg.

Protestant Diversity

Christianity stems from Judaism. In the history of Christianity conflicts leading to divisions occur again and again. Protestantism arose from the Reformation. It is a denomination within Christianity.



Robert Kluth


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