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  AllRefer.com - World Council of Churches (Protestant Denominations) - Encyclopedia
World Council of Churches, an international, interdenominational organization of most major Protestant, Anglican, and Eastern Orthodox Christian churches; founded in Amsterdam in 1948, its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland.
This provisional committee met at Utrecht in 1938 under the organization's first general secretary, Willem Adolf Visser't Hooft, but it was not until after World War II that the first assembly took place (1948) and formally ratified the constitution.
The Roman Catholic Church is not a member of the council but sends delegated observers to its assemblies; it has full membership on the council's Commission of Faith and Order and on its Joint Working Group.
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 ipedia.com: Protestantism Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 generally trace their separation from the Roman Catholic Church to the 1500's, 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).
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.
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The Protestant goes directly to the Word of God for instruction, and to the throne of grace in his devotions; whilst the pious Roman Catholic consults the teaching of his church, and prefers to offer his prayers through the medium of the Virgin Mary and the saints.
The Catholic Church of the twentieth century is vastly in advance of that of the sixteenth.
The lay episcopacy which the princes assumed well-nigh reduced the medieval Church to a state of abject vassalage, the secular clergy to ignorance and worldliness, the peasant to bondage and often to misery.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12495a.htm   (7344 words)

 PROTESTANT CHURCHES: Lutheran Communion. (from Religion) --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
Pastors who had accepted the Lutheran faith were established in Oldenburg during the Protestant Reformation in Germany, and in 1573 an order for church government and the Lutheran confessions were accepted for the church.
A strong Lutheran church throughout the centuries, it was influenced in the 17th and 18th centuries by Pietism, the Lutheran-based movement that emphasized personal religious experience and reform.
In 1534 the Christian church in England separated itself from the jurisdiction of the pope in Rome, and Parliament named King Henry VIII “the only supreme head of the Church of England.” This change established a new denomination that became the mother church for many other regional and national church bodies.
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 WHAT THE PROTESTANT CHURCHES ARE SAYING ABOUT JEWS AND JUDAISM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
What he discovered was that Protestants refer to other groups in up to 88 percent of their lessons; most of those references (up to 66 percent) are to other religious groups, primarily Jews.
As Protestants began to rethink their attitudes toward Jews, it was concerned Catholics who led the way, and we owe a massive debt of gratitude to them.
I like to think it is that kind of dialogue that is called for in the church statements – person-to-person dialogue that can reconcile people who have been alienated from each other through history – submissive, humble dialogue that is willing to hear how individual Jews define themselves and express their own spirituality.
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Sister churches are located in Northern Ireland, Singapore, and New Zealand.
Some membes of the Church of England felt the English Reformation did not go far enough toward purging the ceremonies of the Roman Catholic Church...
A name applied to reformist groups discontented with the religious settlement of the Church of England by Queen Elizabeth I (1448-1603).
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 Jesus - Protestant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An outline of the history of England from Henry VIII to the reign of Cromwell, particularly focusing...
For genealogy questions and information regarding ancestors who were of the Protestant faith, such...
The Protestant Reformed Churches are Reformed, Calvinistic Churches which maintain the doctrines of...
www.jesus.resourcepage.info /protestant   (157 words)

 Protestant churches protest against dismissal of Jew civil servants October 24 in History
Protestant churches protest against dismissal of Jew civil servants October 24 in History
Protestant churches protest against dismissal of Jew civil servants
Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased.
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