American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Adherence to the religion and beliefs of a Protestant church.
- n. The religion and religious beliefs fostered by the Protestant movement.
- n. Protestants considered as a group.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being a Protestant; the religious principles of Protestants; the religious and other tendencies fostered by the Protestant movement. See protest of Spires, under protest.
- n. The Protestant (rather than the Roman Catholic or Orthodox) Christian faith.
- n. Collectively, the Protestant churches or the Protestants.
- n. The beliefs held by the Protestant churches.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being protestant, especially against the Roman Catholic Church; the principles or religion of the Protestants.
- n. the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation
- From Protestant + -ism (Wiktionary)
“Now as to the power of Protestantism to check this crime, Dr. Storer, the distinguished Protestant physician of Boston, says: "We are compelled to admit that _Protestantism_ has failed to check the increase of criminal abortion.”
“Born-again Protestantism is strong in S. Korea and takes some strange forms.”
“American and European worship services often has the impression that strong tendencies in American Protestantism are closer to psychology and mainstream European Protestantism is closer to philosophy.”
“There was nothing the least like what we call Protestantism today.”
“Also, no one has addressed my original point that "Protestantism" is not a single polity where we should expect to find consensus.”
“A movement in American Protestantism that ... stresses the infallibility of the Bible not only in matters of faith and morals but also as a literal historical record.”
“In its modern structure, the immediate root of democracy can be found in American Protestantism, organizing itself for a “life together” beyond the plurality of Churches - for a shared running of the common city.”
“The Anglican tradition has one foot in Protestantism and one foot in Catholicism.”
“Mainline Protestantism is a foundation of American faith traditions.”
“I wasn't the one who wrote, "Protestantism is dangerous.”
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