Characteristics of a denomination

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  • Demomination
    • Worship and ritual
      • Formal Worship
      • Less ritual than a church
      • less spontan-eously than a sect
    • Relationship to wider society
      • Separate from state
      • Don't reject the state or wider society
      • Clergy often appear at national occasions
    • involvement
      • No pressure to commit
      • Individualism
      • Interpret scripture how you like
      • less damning of members
    • Life Span
      • Often more than 100yrs
      • Is in decline, bot not death
    • Examples
      • Baptists
      • Methodists
      • Pentecostal

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