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 Protestantism - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Protestantism
Protestantism takes its name from the protest of the German Protestant reformer Martin Luther and his supporters during the Reformation, in particular their protest at the Diet of Spires (1529) against the decision to reaffirm an edict against the Reformation made at the Diet of Worms (1521).
Initially, Protestantism stood for the position of the Lutherans as opposed to both the Roman Catholic and Reformed churches (Zwinglian or Calvinist), but it later came to be applied to any group who would not accept the pope as their leader.
Protestantism sat at ease, unmindful of schisms, careless of proselytism: Dissent was an inheritance along with a superior pew and a business connection; and Churchmanship only wondered contemptuously at Dissent as a foolish habit that clung greatly to families in the grocery and chandlering lines, though not incompatible with prosperous wholesale dealing.
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 Protestantism - MSN Encarta
Protestantism, one of the three major divisions of Christianity, the others being Roman Catholicism and Orthodoxy.
Protestantism began as a movement to reform the Western Christian church in the 16th century, resulting in the Protestant Reformation, which severed the reformed churches from the Roman Catholic Church.
The term Protestantism was given to the movement after the second Diet of Speyer (1529), an imperial assembly at which the Roman Catholic majority withdrew the tolerance granted to Lutherans at the first diet three years earlier.
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 Protestantism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Protestantism is one of three primary branches of Christianity.
The new technology of the printing press allowed Protestant ideas to spread rapidly, as well as aiding in the dissemination of translations of the Christian Bible in native tongues.
Protestantism and the Mormons (who prefer the name "Latter-day Saints") do not consider themselves to be Protestants.
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 Protestantism
Protestantism is one of the three main branches of Christianity.
Following the political consolidation of Protestantism, the new churches addressed themselves to the issues of doctrinal definition.
Protestantism does not have a headquarters or main centre as such.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/christ/cep/protest.html   (733 words)

  
 The History of Protestantism by James A. Wylie
Protestantism in Switzerland From Its Establishment in Zurich (1525) to the Death of Zwingli (1531)
Protestantism in Germany From the Augsburg Confession to the Peace of Passau
Protestantism in France From Death of Francis I (1547) to Edict of Nantes (1598)
www.doctrine.org /history   (339 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Protestantism
The Calvinistic branches of Protestantism went farther in their antagonism to the received traditions than the Lutheran and the Anglican; but all united in rejecting the authority of the pope.
Protestantism does not depreciate good works; but it denies their value as sources or conditions of justification, and insists on them as the necessary fruits of faith, and evidence of justification.
From this time forward the progress of Protestantism is on political rather than on religious lines; the people are not clamouring for innovations, but the rulers find their advantage in being supreme bishops, and by force, or cunning, or both impose the yoke of the new Gospel on their subjects.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12495a.htm   (7344 words)

  
 Protestantism - religious cults, sects and movements
Protestantism as a general term is now used in contradistinction to the other major Christian faiths, Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy.
The doctrine that the individual conscience is the valid interpreter of Scripture led to a wide variety of Protestant sects; this fragmentation was further extended by doctrinal disputes within the sects notably over grace, predestination, and the sacraments.
The chief characteristics of original Protestantism were the acceptance of the Bible as the only source of infallible revealed truth, the belief in the universal priesthood of all believers, and the doctrine that a Christian is justified in his relationship to God by faith alone, not by good works or dispensations of the church.
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 What is Protestantism?
Now, as it is the very essence of Protestantism to oppose the intrusion of the civil magistrate in religious things, and as they did not oppose, but required this intrusion, it plainly follows that they are not Protestants, and that their movement and work is not Protestantism.
Protestantism opposes and rejects every human intrusion, whether of the magistrate or the ecclesiastic, between the soul and Jesus Christ, and everlastingly maintains the divine right of the individual to worship according to the dictates of his own conscience, exercised at his own free choice.
This is Protestantism; and genuine Protestantism, as related to this question, is the constant, unwavering, uncompromising, opposition to every form of Sunday legislation, or any other religious legislation, and to all interference or control of eccles-iastics in the affairs of government.
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 Ithilien: The "breakdown of Protestantism"
Protestantism as a coherent form of Christianity is untenable for me because of the vital importance of the unity of the Church in both Scripture and Christian Tradition.
The two forms of Protestantism with which I currently have some connection--Anglicanism and Methodism--speak of being part of the one holy Catholic Church of the Creeds, but do not in practice seem to have any way of living out this claim.
The earlier forms of Protestantism that saw Catholicism as an enemy were (I believe) clearly wrong, and the more ecumenical approach is incompatible with the dogmatic claims of Catholicism, and seems in practice to be fatal to orthodoxy even within a Protestant framework.
stewedrabbit.blogspot.com /2005/06/breakdown-of-protestantism.html   (1917 words)

  
 Protestantism articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Protestantism PROTESTANTISM [Protestantism] form of Christian faith and practice that originated with the principles of the Reformation.
fundamentalism FUNDAMENTALISM [fundamentalism] 1 In Protestantism, religious movement that arose among conservative members of various Protestant denominations early in the 20th cent., with the object of maintaining traditional interpretations of the Bible and of the doctrines of the Christian faith in the face
A leading protagonist of militant Protestantism against Roman Catholicism in Northern Ireland, Paisley was ordained as a Protestant minister in 1946.
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 Protestantism
Protestantism is a movement in Western Christianity whose adherents reject the notion that divine authority is channeled through one particular human institution or person such as the Roman Catholic pope.
Protestantism has developed a distinctive ethos in each of the several traditions derived from the Reformation and also within their historical, cultural, and geographical variations.
Protestantism's scriptural principle finds expression in the axiom Ecclesia reformata sed semper reformanda, "a church reformed but always open to further reformation." Subjection to the word of God means that no traditions or institutions, secular or religious, not even Reformation or Protestant ones, can be absolutized.
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 Protestantism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Protestantism has largely been adopted by the peoples of NW Europe and their descendants, excepting the southern Germans, Irish, French, and Belgians; there have been important Protestant minorities in France, Bohemia, Hungary, and Poland.
Since the 1960s a main thrust in Protestantism has been toward reunification (see ecumenical movement); this was particularly strong in North America.
Under the influence of romanticism, which stressed the subjective element in religion rather than the revelation of the Bible, the formal systems of early Protestant theology began to dissolve; this doctrine was best expressed by Friedrich Schleiermacher, who placed religious feeling at the center of Christian life.
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 Protestantism: Conceptual & Developmental Errors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Protestantism, from its outset, was "negativist" by nature, particularly in its almost-given derision of and rejection of Catholicism - except for those parts of it which it necessarily and inconsistently retains.
Protestantism may be described in terms of an immense shrinkage in the scope of the sacred in reality.
Protestantism, however, due to its dichotomous nature, did not exercise the critical and prudential acumen, or forethought, to realize the devastating impact of the division which was inevitable early on.
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 Protestantism & Jungian Psychology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
His Protestantism was always weighted with a certain negativity, when compared with Catholicism or eastern religions, but had within it the affirmation of Protestant freedom and opportunity.
Jung addresses the pastor, when he notes that Protestantism "has dispossessed the clergyman of his quality as priestly mediator, which is so very necessary to the soul." Instead, he has given the individual responsibility for himself and left him alone with his God.
Protestantism may be merely a part of the "medley of movements", such as alchemy, enlightenment, and science, beginning in the year 1000; but each of these has brought greater freedom and consciousness, both high priority values for Jung.
www.newfalcon.com /excerpts/protestantism_and_jungian_e.htm   (1685 words)

  
 Catholic Culture : Document Library : The Spirit of Protestantism
The Congregationalist Truman B. Douglass defines Protestantism as "an organized and continuing objection to some central beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church and it cannot be understood apart from this 'protest against.' It is also a positive declaration of convictions which are regarded as essential to the Christian faith and message.
Protestantism is Christian, but only in so far as it adheres to the essential features of the Reformation as envisaged by Luther and Calvin, not in departing from these as modern Protestants have done.
Protestantism is essentially a blending of both good and bad characteristics equally to be taken into account.
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 The History of Protestantism - Volume Third - Book Nineteenth - Protestantism in Poland and Bohemia
Sigismund Augustus was favourably disposed toward the doctrines of Protestantism, and he had nothing of that abhorrence of heresy and terror of revolution which made the kings of France drive the Gospel from their realm with fire and sword; but he vacillated, and could never make up his mind between Rome and the Reformation.
This was one of the triumphs of Protestantism.
The one grand object of his life was the overthrow of Protestantism, and the restoration of the Roman Church to that place of power and glory from which the Reformation had cast her down.
www.doctrine.org /history/HPv3b19.htm   (15766 words)

  
 The History of Protestantism by J. A. Wylie
Protestantism in Nuremberg—German Provinces Declare for the Gospel—Intrigues of Campeggio—Ratisbon League —Ratisbon Scheme of Reform—Rejected by the German Princes—Letter of Pope Clement to the Emperor—The Emperor's Letter from Burgos—Forbids the Diet at Spires—German Unity Broken—Two Camps—Persecution—Martyrs.
At Worms the vessel of Protestantism was in danger of being dashed upon the Scylla of Papal tyranny: at Wittenberg it was in jeopardy of being engulfed in the Charybdis of fanaticism.
When at last, by dint of Herculean labor, it was given to the world, it was found that the idiomatic simplicity and purity of the translation permitted the beauty and splendor of Divine truth to shine through, and its power to be felt.
www.whatsaiththescripture.com /Voice/History.Protestant.v1.b9.html   (15586 words)

  
 Revisioning the Future of Oldline Protestantism
The people who built liberal Protestant institutions such as national mission agencies, local churches, colleges, universities, social reform agencies and public libraries in the rural heartland were people secure in their social position who assumed a leadership role in society and whose sense of social responsibility was born of religious conviction.
That impulse belonged not to Protestantism alone, although those churches were its principal guardians and custodians.
The future of liberal Protestantism is inseparable from the future of liberal arts colleges and private caregiving institutions.
www.religion-online.org /showarticle.asp?title=204   (2105 words)

  
 Protestantism
Protestantism: Branches and Sects - Branches and Sects Two distinct branches of Protestantism grew out of the Reformation.
Reformation: Calvin and the Spread of Protestantism - Calvin and the Spread of Protestantism The message of the Reformation spread quickly throughout...
Protestantism: Distinguishing Characteristics and Development - Distinguishing Characteristics and Development Central Beliefs The chief characteristics of...
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 Protestantism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Protestantism is a Christian heresy that has flourished since the sixteenth century after Christ.
Protestantism is popular in Northern Europe, North America, Oceania and parts of Africa.
Protestantism started in the sixteenth century originally as an attempt to reform the Catholic Church.
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