Protestantism

Protestantism, A form of Christianity against the Catholic Church since 1517.

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Protestantism is a form of Christianity that originated with the 16th-century Reformation, a movement against what its followers perceived to be errors in the Catholic Church. Protestants originating in the Reformation reject the Roman Catholic doctrine of papal supremacy, but disagree among themselves regarding the number of sacraments, the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist, and matters of ecclesiastical polity and apostolic succession. They emphasize the priesthood of all believers; justification by faith (sola fide) rather than by good works; the teaching that salvation comes by divine grace or "unmerited favor" only, not as something merited (sola gratia); and either affirm the Bible as being the sole highest authority (sola scriptura "scripture alone") or primary authority (prima scriptura "scripture first") for Christian doctrine, rather than being on parity with sacred tradition. The five solae of Lutheran and Reformed Christianity summarise basic theological differences in opposition to the Catholic Church.Protestantism began in Germany in 1517, when Martin Luther published his Ninety-five Theses as a reaction against abuses in the sale of indulgences by the Catholic Church, which purported to offer the remission of the temporal punishment of sins to their purchasers. The term, however, derives from the letter of protestation from German Lutheran princes in 1529 against an edict of the Diet of Speyer condemning the teachings of Martin Luther as heretical.

Reformation
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Reformation ... Church. The Reformation was the start of Protestantism and the split of the Western Church into Protestantism and what is now the Roman Catholic Church...

Protestantism by country
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Protestantism by country ... of Protestantism after the Reformation, and following the Counter-Reformation. Crypto-Protestants are not shown. Approximate spread of Protestantism at...

Crypto-Protestantism
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Crypto-Protestantism ... Toleration in the Habsburg Empire in 1781, Protestantism was again permitted, and from that time on most Protestants could live their faith openly once more...

Anti-Protestantism
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Anti-Protestantism ... Anti-Protestantism is bias, hatred or distrust against some or all branches of Protestantism and its followers. Anti-Protestantism dates back to before...

Mainline Protestant
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Mainline Protestant ... Mainline churches include the so-called "Seven Sisters of American Protestantism": United Methodist Church Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presbyterian...

History of Protestantism
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History of Protestantism ... choices and formulations. The earliest origin of Protestantism is controversial; with some Protestants today claiming origin back to groups in the early...

Nonconformist (Protestantism)
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Nonconformist (Protestantism) ... In English church history, a Nonconformist is a Protestant Christian who did not "conform" to the governance and usages of the established church, the...

Protestantism and Islam
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Protestantism and Islam ... Reformation, Protestantism and Islam were considered closer to each other than they were to Catholicism: "Islam was seen as closer to Protestantism in banning...

Protestantism in the United States
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Protestantism in the United States ... also underlining its exceptional foundation as a Protestant majority nation. American Protestantism has been diverse from the very beginning with large...

Proto-Protestantism
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Proto-Protestantism ... Proto-Protestantism, also called pre-Protestantism or pre-Reformation movements, refers to individuals and movements that propagated ideas similar to Protestantism...

White Anglo-Saxon Protestants
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Protestantism in the United Kingdom
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Nondenominational Christianity
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Evangelicalism
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Criticism of Protestantism
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Protestantism in France
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Ulster Protestants
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Protestantism in Germany
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Christianity
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