The doctrines taught by Luther or held by the Lutheran Church.
teachings of Martin Luther emphasizing the cardinal doctrine of justification by faith alone
The group of denominations that trace their roots to Martin Luther and the German Reformation in the early 16th century. In the U.S. the largest Lutheran denomination is the liberal Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Second largest is the conservative Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.
The religious ideas associated with Martin Luther, particularly as expressed in the Lesser Catechism (1529) and the Augsburg Confession (1530).
Lutheranism is a movement within Christianity that began with the theological insights of Martin Luther in the 16th century. Luther's writings launched the Protestant Reformation. This attempt to reform the theology and practice of the Catholic Church led to the separation between a large number of Christians and the Roman Catholic tradition.MSN Encarta, s.v. "http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761561935/Lutheranism.html Lutheranism" by George Wolfgang Forell; Christian Cyclopedia, s.v. "http://www.lcms.org/ca/www/cyclopedia/02/display.asp?t1=r&word=REFORMATION.LUTHERAN Reformation, Lutheran" by Theore Hoyer.