What Does Protestant Mean?


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Will Martin Profile
Will Martin answered
A Protestant is a member of any of the Christian churches that separated from Roman communion (the Catholic Church) during the Reformation of the 16th century. A major founder of Protestantism was Martin Luther, a German priest who in 1517 wrote a "protest" attacking certain practices of the Catholic church such as the sale of indulgences (a system where rich people could pay to have their sins "forgiven" instead of doing penance.) He refused to retract any of his criticisms and publicly separated from the church.

Later in the same century, a number of new religious movements came into being, which refused to acknowledge the authority of the Catholic church and, therefore, of the Pope. One of these was the Church of England. These movements are still called Protestant, because they were founded on a protest. One version of Protestantism still in existence today is named Lutheranism after its founder.
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dnetra dolittle answered
A Protestant is a member of any of the Christian churches that separated from the
Roman Communion (the Catholic Church) during the Reformation of the 16th Century.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Someone who protests for something they strongly believe.
Shezan Shaikh Profile
Shezan Shaikh answered
Protestant or Protestantism is said to be one of the three main groups of Christianity, it refers to the three European churches that separated form the Roman Catholic Church, at the time of the Renaissance era of Protestant Reformation. Protestant can commonly be referred to as 'a Christian denomination which is not a part of the Roman Catholic Church or is an Orthodox Christian. During the early years of the reformation period the term protestant was used to describe a collection of princes and imperial cities who had protested against the decision of the 1529 Diet of Speyer and enforced the 1521 Diet of Worms.

In England however the word Protestant is also used to refer to the well established 'Church of England'. The Protestants who are not the members of this church are known as non-conformists.
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Sja BenAlex answered
Protestant is someone protesting against the something they believe to be right.  However Many Christians carry the name protestants and should relinquish it because they have compromised every biblical principles which the founding father's and the founder's of the fellowship stood for and were martyred for.
To carry on the name Protestant they must not compromise.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
A protestant is someone who fights for what they believe in and who disagrees with the Catholic faith.
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carlene welch answered
Based on the word protest. Meaning a member of one of several Christian churches that seperated from the Roman Catholic church in the 16Th century or of a church founded by members of these churches...Genaveve
April Profile
April answered
Originally it was a group who vigorously disagrees with the Pope's style of practicing Christianity - they protested "quite" loudly and were called Protestants
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Since when do schools talk about religion? That is something that is a "taboo" subject. There is no right or wrong religion, its a decision made upon choice.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
THats NOT what it means guys!! And I have to write a BIG essay and I need to use that word and I don't know what it means so yeah :P yall need a life
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Ughh I hate research papers is there any websites that explain it in smaller words :(

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