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Denominations - Protestant

Short profiles of selected Christian denominations in the U.S.

Lutheran Congregations

Lutheran churches follow the teachings of 16th century reformer Martin Luther, particularly his teaching on justification by faith and scripture alone (sola scriptura). It is one of the most liturgical Protestant movements, along with Episcopalianism. Lutheranism is more prominent in the Midwestern United States, particularly among those with German and Scandinavian ancestry. Lutheran bodies include the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. -- Association of Religion Data Archives

For more information and statistics regarding Lutheran congregations, see https://www.thearda.com/us-religion/group-profiles/families?F=90

See tabs to the left for information regarding specific denominations under the larger Lutheran denominational umbrella.

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All quotations are taken from the denomination's website unless otherwise noted.