There seem to be a confusingly large number of Christian churches (Catholic, Lutheran, baptists, evangelicals, Presbyterians). Could someone point me to a good overview that lists the mainstream ones, shows the main doctrinal differences, and also how they map between different countries. For example the German "Evangelische Kirche" seems quite different from the what in the US is called "evangelical".
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You can find a fairly comprehensive history of Christian Denominations\origins on Wikipedia - Christian Denomination
This chart maps out some of the key denominational differences. (Click to open images)
If don't mind excessive advertising, a more comprehensive chart can be found here: Denominations Beliefs
As far as maps go, here's a fairly current source (2010) that maps distinct denominations within the US and broader categories of Christianity throughout the world based on internet presence.
From Britanica (1995)
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