| Congregationalism |
|Calvinist churches practicing congregationalist church governance, in which each congregation independently and autonomously runs its own affairs.|
Congregational churches (also Congregationalism) are Protestant churches in the Reformed (Calvinist) tradition practicing congregationalist church governance, in which each congregation independently and autonomously runs its own affairs. Congregationalism is estimated to represent 0.5 percent of the worldwide Protestant population.
Congregational churches have had an important impact on the religious, political, and cultural history of the United States. Congregational practices concerning church governance influenced the early development of democratic institutions in New England. Many of the nation's oldest educational institutions, such as Harvard University, Bowdoin College and Yale University, were founded to train Congregational clergy.
Adherents on Wikispooks
|Herbert Asquith||12 September 1852||15 February 1928||UK PM from 1908 1916|
|Warren Austin||12 November 1877||25 December 1962|
|Calvin Coolidge||4 July 1872||5 January 1933|
|Charles G. Dawes||27 August 1865||23 April 1951|
|Howard Dean||17 November 1948||US politician whose 2004 campaign was involved in the 2006 Mexico DC-9 drug bust.|
|Hubert Humphrey||27 May 1911||13 January 1978|
|Robert Ingersoll||28 January 1914||22 August 2010|
|Otis G. Pike||31 August 1921||20 January 2014||The first congressman to battle the NSA|
|Harold Wilson||11 March 1916||23 May 1995|