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Why are there different denominations?

Denomination Family tree

Over the years, the Christian church has divided into different groups called denominations. Although they share the same basic beliefs, or creed, the way they do things can be very different. This family tree shows how each new denomination branched out from an older one.

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Denomination Timeline:

1054 “The Great Schism” – Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches divide.
1519 Martin Luther starts “The Reformation” and the Lutheran Church
1534 King Henry VIII proclaims himself head of the Church of England
1559 John Knox starts the Presbyterian Church in Scotland
1581 Robert Browne and Robert Harrison start Congregational Churches in England
1608 John Smyth starts Baptist Churches
1650 George Fox is arrested; his movement is first called ‘Quakers’
1784 John Wesley’s ‘Methodist Society’ separates from the Church of England
1820 (approx.) Brethren churches and Exclusive Brethren churches started, mainly by Christians from the Church  of England
1900 Pentecostal churches started in America
1960 (approx.) Independent Charismatic churches start in the U.K.
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