Definitions for "Lutheranism"
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.