The quality or state of being protestant, especially against the Roman Catholic Church; the principles or religion of the Protestants.
A new religion powered by Martin Luther (1500) a German, based on human reasoning and supposedly claiming Christ as its head, it does away with all saints, authority, the Blessed Virgin, statues, images and prints it own custom bibles based on personal interpretation. It does away with everything that Christ has proposed for his religion and has transformed religion to a state which is pleasing to man but not to God. Today Protestantism includes hundreds of Churches, sects and cults like Calvinists & Lutherans and is still dividing. There are more than 28,000 different types of churches today. The word Protestant comes from protest - to go against. Protestantism will end abruptly with the Second coming of Christ.
This word has many overlapping definitions: A grouping of thousands of Christian denominations that trace their history back to the Protestant Reformation, and the split with the Roman Catholic church over the authority of the pope, the grounds for salvation, the status of the Bible, and the priesthood of all believers. A Christian denomination that is not Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, or the Anglican Communion. This is the definition that we generally use on our web site. A Christian denomination that is neither Roman Catholic nor Eastern Orthodox.
the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation
The principles and common system of doctrines taught by Luther, and by the evangelical churches since
A Christian religion not of the Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox faith groups but adhering to some form of Protestant doctrine.
Western Christianity that is not subject to papal authority. Anglicans are categorized as Protestants by many Roman Catholics, Protestants, and some Anglicans. However, some Anglicans are ambivalent about being categorized as Protestants because of the importance of the catholic tradition in Anglicanism. In this regard, catholicity is understood in terms of what has been believed everywhere, always, and by all in the church rather than submission to papal authority and Roman Catholic doctrine. The Anglican, Orthodox, and Roman Catholic churches are understood by some Anglicans to be branches of the one holy catholic and apostolic church.
Term applied to a variety of churches that broke with Roman Catholicism in the sixteenth century over issues such as the authoritative interpretation of scripture, church authority in general, and religious practice.
General wave of religious dissent against Catholic church; generally held to have begun with Martin Luther's attack on Catholic beliefs in 1517; included many varieties of religious belief. (p. 526)
referring to any Christian tradition or denomination that arose from, or developed as a later result of, the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century, in which many clergy "protested" against certain abusive ecclesial practices and eventually broke away from the Roman Catholic Church.
A term used in the aftermath of the Diet of Speyer (1529) to designate those who "protested" against the practices and beliefs of the Roman Catholic church. Prior to 1529, such individuals and groups had referred to themselves as "evangelicals".
Protestantism (from "protestors") is one of three main groups of Christianity, typically referring to European churches that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Renaissance-era Protestant Reformation. A commonly given definition is merely "any Christian denomination which is not Roman Catholic or Orthodox Christian." The term "Protestant" now represents a diverse range of perspectives, denominations, individuals, and related organizations, all typically focused on a worship of Jesus and a deference to the New Testament over the Old.