How many sects or different denominations does Mormonism have?
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has no denominations or sects that it claims as part of it. There are several groups that have LEFT the LDS church, but they are not considered Mormons by the LDS church, even though some of them call themselves Mormons. The two best known are the RLDS (Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), now called the Community of Christ, and the FLDS (Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), which is in the news a lot presently. The FLDS is the group that is polygamous.
Christianity is made up of many different denominations. Some examples of Christian denominations include Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Anglican, and Unitarian. Another View: Most would place Christianity into 4 denominations, each with multiple sects as follows: Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, and Non-Aligned.
There are many religions in the United States. A few exampels are: Protestant Christianity Catholocism Mormonism Judaism Agnosticism Atheism Scientology Wicca These are only 8 examples. There are many, many more. Each religion even has hundreds of denominations and sects which it is comprised of. Please feel free to look through each of our subtopics in the Religion and Spirituality section!
Protestantism is a form of Christianity. The term Protestant came from European societies 'protesting' the rule and the power of the Catholic Church and its leader the Pope. Protestants follow the old and the new testaments of the Christian Bible. There are many denominations of Protestantism, such as Anglican, Baptist, Congregational, Lutheran, Methodist, Pentecostal, Quaker, or Reformed; and each of these denominations include a number of different sects of their own.
No. Mormonism is a Restorationist Christian religious movement. Followers of Mormonism come from many different ethnic groups around the world. It is true that some religious groups can double as ethnic groups (such as Judaism - although you can be an ethnic Jew but not a religious Jew, or religiously Jewish but not ethnically Jewish) but Mormonism has not had the thousands of years of intermarrying required to become an ethnic group.