Protestants Overseas

In the 17th and 18th centuries, many Protestants emigrated to America. New Protestant groups emerged in the wake of revivalist movements succeeding each other. Not all Protestants in the United States are organized in Church associations. The large groups of non-denominational Christians are organized locally and independently of one another, similar to the Churches of Christ and Disciples of Christ.
The Southern Baptist Convention in the United States is the largest Protestant group. In contrast to the smaller American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), they do not allow the ordination of women. The United Methodist Church has a strong Church hierarchy. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is organized similarly. Its more conservative counterpart is the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.



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Die Daten zu den Denominationsmehrheiten stammen aus: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, u. a.: 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, Association of Religion Data Archives,, 2012,, Stand: 01.04.2016.Die Daten zur Zitierhäufigkeit Luthers in den Zeitungen wurden mit ProQuest Historical NewspapersTM, ProQuest (Ann Arbor, Michigan), Link, Stand: 22.06.2016.Die Daten zur Religionszugehörigkeit in den USA stammen aus der Religious Landscape Study, Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project (Washington D. C.), 25.02.2008, Link, Stand: 22.06.2016.Zur Einwanderungsgeschichte siehe Richard Brandon Morris/Jeffrey Brandon Morris: Encyclopedia of American History, New York 19967Hochgeschwender, Michael: Amerikanische Religion: Evangelikalismus, Pfingstlertum und Fundamentalismus, Frankfurt am Main, 2007.