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And in proof he advances the instability of Protestant so-called faith: "They are as children tossed to and fro and carried along by every gale of doctrine.
The Protestant position is that the clergy had originally been representatives of the people, deriving all their power from them, and only doing, for the sake of order and convenience, what laymen might do also.
It should be remarked that the first Protestants, without exception, pretended to be the true Church founded by Christ, and all retained the Apostles' Creed with the article "I believe in the Catholic Church".
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  Protestant Reformation
Any sustained discussion of the causes of the protestant reformation would have to include the fundamental changes which were made to the institutions of the church in the central Middle Ages during the Gregorian reforms.
Historians readily accept that the protestant reformation in its various manifestations was capable of generating remarkably widespread popular support and lay involvement, but these differed widely in their nature, chronology and extent depending on the particular reformation in question.
While the protestant reformation drew its support from all segments of sixteenth-century society, the conflict between different social groups played a significant role in shaping (and limiting) the support which it was able to mobilise.
www.gla.ac.uk /centres/tltphistory/protref/intro.htm   (3003 words)

  Protestant Reformation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Protestant Reformation was a movement which emerged in the 16th century as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church in Western Europe.
Protestants generally trace their separation from the Roman Catholic Church to the 16th century, which is sometimes called the magisterial Reformation because the movement received support from the magistrates, the ruling authorities (as opposed to the radical Reformation, which had no state sponsorship).
The success of the Counter-Reformation on the Continent and the growth of a Puritan party dedicated to further Protestant reform polarised the Elizabethan Age, although it was not until the 1640s that England underwent religious strife comparable to that which her neighbours had suffered some generations before.
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 Protestantism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nascent Protestant social ideals of liberty of conscience and individual freedom, were formed through continuous confrontation with the authority of the Bishop of Rome, and the hierarchy of the Catholic priesthood.
The Protestants characterized the Roman Catholic concept of meritorious works, of penance and indulgences, masses for the dead, the treasury of the merits of saints and martyrs, a ministering priesthood who hears confessions, and purgatory, as reliance upon other means for justification, in addition to faith in Jesus and his work on the cross.
Many Protestant churches practice similar rituals to Catholicism—chiefly baptism, communion, and matrimony—frequently varying or de-formalizing the rites (although this is not the case in some Lutheran and Anglican parishes).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Protestant   (2471 words)

 Liturgica.com | Liturgics | Protestant Liturgics
Of all the major Protestant bodies, only the high Anglican in England is liturgical in the historic sense of the term, although the Lutherans and Episcopalians (in America) consider themselves liturgical in a broader sense of the term.
One of the principal notions of the Protestant Reformation was the attempt to refute sacramentality.
The accidental alliance of protestant doctrine with the puritan theory of worship in the sixteenth century may have been natural, and was as close in England as anywhere.
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 Protestantism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From there, the word Protestant in German speaking areas still refers to Lutheran churches in contrast to Reformed churches, while the common designation for all churches originating from the Reformation is Evangelical.
Protestants generally trace their separation from the Roman Catholic Church to the 1500's, which is sometimes called the magisterial Reformation because it initially proposed numerous radical revisions of the doctrinal standards of the Roman Catholic Church (called the magisterium[?]).
Liberalism is a label for various attempts to accommodate the doctrine and practice, especially of the main branches of the Protestant churches, to the principles of the Enlightenment.
www.explainthat.info /pr/protestantism.html   (1775 words)

Protestants are also less fond of hierarchy, having relentlessly attacked the priestly cast and the Holy See's authority, and thus are closely associated with the local control and political democratization during the 16th and 17th century.
Protestants can be differentiated according to how they have been influenced by important movements since the magisterial Reformation and the Puritan Reformation in England.
Protestants often refer to specific Protestant churches and groups as denominations to imply that they are differently named parts of the whole church.
www.findthelinks.com /Religion/protestanism.htm   (1723 words)

 Protestant - Uncyclopedia
Protestants see the Bible, which they believe was written by God, as a pretty reliable source of information, at least on theological matters.
It has been noted that the group of protestants that are most prone to shouting NO also have a strong attraction to the colour orange and insist on walking in long progressions through the streets, sort of like an aggressive conga line.
There are three protestant dogmas: -There is no dogma -Church service is on 10 o'clock -Everyone is unfaillible, the Pope excepted -God loves Mr.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Protestant   (446 words)

 protestant   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Most Protestant churches believe in the Holy Trinity: God, the Father (also referred to as Maker); Christ (who is considered to be both man and God, as in Biblical reference to 'the word became flesh and dwelt among us'; and the Holy Spirit (also referred to as the Holy Ghost).
Feasting, or social gatherings involving food are common to all Protestant and Catholic churches, with some secular pride in who has the best "pot lucks," a gathering in which people bring a dish to share, and little planning as to what will be brought occurs.
Protestants and Catholics share many common holy days, though few Protestant churches celebrate Saints' Days which are common in the Catholic churches.
www.gasi.org /diversity/religion/protestant.htm   (604 words)

 Sola Scriptura   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Protestants in search of theological sanity, of true worship, and of the ancient Christian Faith are practically beating on our Church doors (of course to those who are not paying attention, this may sound like a strange claim).
Protestants react violently to the idea of Holy Tradition simply because the only form of it that they have generally encountered is the concept of Tradition found in Roman Catholicism.
Liberal Protestant scholars have already finished this endeavor, and having "peeled back the onion" they now are left only with their own opinions and sentimentality as the basis for whatever faith they have left.
www.orthodoxinfo.com /inquirers/tca_solascriptura.aspx   (10055 words)

 Protestant Scholasticism
Even though the major Protestant Reformers attacked the theology of the medieval schoolmen and demanded total reliance on Scripture, it was impossible either to purge all scholastic methods and attitudes derived from classical authors or to avoid conflicts that required intricate theological reasoning as well as biblical interpretation.
Protestant theologians, especially the Calvinists, could use scholastic methods to inquire beyond biblical texts into the intricacies and implications of Protestant theology, especially when election and the will of God were considered.
The theology of this branch of Protestant scholasticism was, as in the case of Gerhard, dependent on scriptural evidences and Aristotelian logic.
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 PSCOMM: The MIT Protestant Student Community
The Protestant Student Community shall be the official presence at MIT for the following Protestant denominations: The American Baptist Church, The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), The United Church of Christ, and The United Methodist Church.
The officers of the Protestant Student Community shall be elected for a term of one year at the last regular spring semester general meeting of the Protestant Student Community, which must occur before the final examination week of spring semester.
The general membership of the Protestant Student Community may, by a majority vote, adopt standing policies consistent with this Constitution, which shall be binding on the Board of the Protestant Student Community and shall continue in effect until amended or repealed by the general membership.
www.mit.edu /activities/psc/constitution.html   (2074 words)

 What is a Protestant and why the protest
The three fundamental doctrines are: The Protestant goes directly to the word of God for instructions, and to the throne of grace in his/her devotion; while the pious Roman Catholic consults the teachings of his/her church, and prefers to offer prayers through the mediums of the virgin Mary and Saints.
Protestants however are still agreed on the many forgeries the Mother church has made such as pseud-Isidorian Decretals and the Donation of Constantine.
We are 'protesting' against those religious leaders who are now trying to undo the Protestant Reformation with Ecumenicalism over the heads of the people and without their consent.
www.come2jesus.info /protestant.htm   (4358 words)

Taken together, they command the loyalty of the vast majority of Protestants within the city limits, while the large and well-off white churches dominate the suburbs, beginning with Oak Park and Evanston and eventually spreading through the metropolitan area.
So Protestant congregations are dependent on and speak for themselves or through their denominations, or they vie individually for visibility and clout, or they do not try to influence the metropolis.
But there seems to be little effort to bring together all the people called Protestant into a movement that sets out to influence—and succeeds in doing so, even in a small way—the dispersed Protestants and others in the metropolitan area.
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org /pages/1016.html   (2469 words)

 The Protestant Era
The Protestant principle, which exempts no aspect of human existence from the judgment that it is involved in contradiction with itself, considers the whole man, man as a unity of body and soul, in his relationship with the transcendent.
The Protestant principle provides the possibility for understanding the paradoxical character of anticipation as it is found in the proletariat, and, besides this, it has the power to guard against a distortion that threatens all anticipation, i.e., utopianism.
The demand should not be made that Protestants subscribe unconditionally to socialism; rather the demand should be that Protestantism subject all its decisions and activities to the criterion of the Protestant principle in the face of the disturbing and transforming reality of the proletarian situation.
www.religion-online.org /showchapter.asp?title=380&C=98   (7051 words)

 A Continental Shift
Protestant trains are cleaner than Catholic trains and they run on time.
But the secularist would be wrong to dismiss the Protestant reformation of the Americas as a reaction to four centuries of Catholic oppression and decadence.
The hymn become feeble and paltry in Catholic churches is shouted in evangelical churches, in triumph and defiance against the evil of the city.
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 Protestantism in Switzerland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The proportion of Protestants thus experienced a strong depreciation, comprising only 40% of the population in 1990.
The Reformation was adopted in Neuchâtel in 1530 and in Geneva in 1536, where Calvin established a theocracy and dominated the city’s religious and political life until his death in 1565.
The Protestants played a central role in the creation of the federal Swiss state in 1848 and dominated the Swiss political scene until the end of the century through the Radical Party.
www.switzerland.isyours.com /e/guide/religion/christianism/protestantism.html   (885 words)

 The Protestant Inquisition (Reformation Intolerance & Persecution)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Protestants were attempting to destroy the old, established Christian Church, which had existed 1500 years, and to replace it by something new, untried and revolutionary.
The myth of Protestant magnanimity and peaceful coexistence (especially in its infancy) dies an unequivocal death once all the facts are brought out.
The early Protestants were not the champions of free speech and freedom of the press, either, as we are led to believe, any more than they were for freedom of religion or assembly -- not by a long shot.
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 Protestant Reformed Churches in America
This is the unofficial home page of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America.
News and Views of the Protestant Reformed Churches
If you have any questions or comments about the contents of these pages, send to:
www.prca.org   (53 words)

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