Us Catholics And Protestants Agree: 500 Years After Reformation, They Have Got Extra In Not Unusual Than Now Not

And while differences between Catholics and Protestants once led to wars and persecution, most U.S. Catholics (65 percent) and Protestants (59 percent) now agree they have more in common than not.
That’s the finding of a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday (Aug. 31), weeks before late October’s 500th anniversary of the schism in western Christianity.
(RNS) — The theological differences that led to the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago have dwindled since in both the United States and Western Europe.
According to the survey, more Protestants reported they believe salvation comes through a mix of faith and good works (52 percent) — the traditionally Catholic position — than through “faith alone” (46 percent).
Among U.S. Protestants, many seem unaware of the differences, voicing beliefs today that are more traditionally Catholic than they are Protestant.

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