Schism

A schism is a division between people, usually belonging to an organization, movement, or religious denomination. The word is most frequently applied to a split in what had previously been a single religious body […]

Ref: Wikipedia

The Reformation is one of the best-known schisms in history. Refer to the following chart for a segmented idea of the progression of the development of many of the popular churches from the schisms, or separations, of former flocks and congregations:

schisms - christianity
Image file via “Christian-lineage” and Wikipedia

 

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