Pure And Simple

Protestant church buildings, like the one pictured above, tend to be plain with little of the decoration so common in Catholic and Orthodox interiors. The seats are arranged so that everyone can hear the sermons (p. 54) and readings.

Woman in 17th-century Puritan dress

Protestantism

Since the Reformation, many different Protestant churches have been founded, all stressing the Bible as the source of their beliefs, and many advocating that salvation comes by God's grace, which is given to the believer through faith. Protestant churches range from huge international organizations, such as the Methodist, Anglican (p. 52), and Lutheran (pp. 34-35) churches to smaller groups like the Quakers, Shakers, and Seventh Day Adventists.

Woman in 17th-century Puritan dress

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