Protestants and America


#1

America is for the most part a Protestat country but what about in others are the younger Protestant churches that saw their bith in America like Baptist, Penecostal, non denom as prevalent in other countries?


#2

[quote=starrs0]America is for the most part a Protestat country but what about in others are the younger Protestant churches that saw their bith in America like Baptist, Penecostal, non denom as prevalent in other countries?
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This is where I would look
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#3

[quote=starrs0]America is for the most part a Protestat country but what about in others are the younger Protestant churches that saw their bith in America like Baptist, Penecostal, non denom as prevalent in other countries?
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Well, Baptists were not “born” in America, there were Baptists in England as soon as 1610-1620, and some Anabaptists in Switzerland and Germany as soon as 1525-1530 ( if I mention them it is because some of the groups called “Anabaptists” had some beliefs and practices that would correspond to what Baptists and other Evangelical groups still believe and do now , for example : believers’ baptism ).
In my country France anyway Protestantism is not prevalent : we represent about 2% of the population, about two-thirds of them are either “Reformed” or Lutheran, what you call the “younger forms for Protestantism” represent about 1/3rd of all French Protestants ( Evangelicals). But according to a sociologist, if you take “real” believers into consideration, “practising Protestants” if we can say so, they represent about 3/4 of Protestants ( when we speak about statistics it is difficult to compare the number of Reformed and Lutheran protestants with the number of “younger” Protestants like Baptists or Pentecostals since Lutherans and Reformed Protestants baptize their children ( so they appear in these statistics ) whereas Baptists , Pentecostals and other Evangelical denominations don’t ( which mean that their children don’t appear in statistics ).
The most "common"religion in France is Roman Catholicism with about 80%-84% of the population ( but they are not all “practising” either ) and the second religion is Islam with about 10% of the population ( they are not all practising either, and among those who really believe, most of them want to live in a “peaceful” way , I mean they are not extremists … )


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