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  • Protestantism Reflection

    Protestantism is a form of Christian faith and practice. It originates with the Protestant Reformation, which stands a movement against what its supporters considered to be faults in the Roman Catholic Church. Within Protestantism exists three major divisions of Christendom, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodoxy and Anglicanism. These can be considered independents from the Protestant Religion. Originating in Germany and founded in 1517, however, there is standing now over 800 million Protestants worldwide. In my opinion, Protestantism means simple. From a simple service to a simple prayer reading. Simple decorations and simple people. In my opinion, I feel as Protestants don’t ask for much. They put God in their hands to guide them through everyday tasks, challenges and rewards. When I was at a Protestantism prayer service, a lady was explaining that she was born and raised Roman Catholic. She converted on her own since the simplicity of the Protestantism was highly admired by her. During the prayer service I visited, the priest who was a female described that they accept anyone. Any person who stands up to the religious standards can qualify to become a priest. Whether they remain gay, straight, male, female, married or single they will be accepted in the Protestantism community as the first-hand priest. Nevertheless, the acceptance and…

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  • Elizabeth I And Protestantism

    finally, Elizabeth I started her reign by being diplomatic, careful not to lean on Protestantism or Catholicism too much, but as she spent more time as the monarch she became more and more Protestant and her policies illuminated that shift. Each monarch contributed to the religious debate that had taken over England,…

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  • Differences Of Martin Luther And Protestantism

    Protestant denominations and the Roman Catholicism. As a result the Roman Catholicism disintegrated while Protestantism rose up. This type of upheaval contributed to later revolutions to, such as the American Revolution and the French Revolution, which fought for Democracy. At age twenty- two Martin Luther entered the monastery and became…

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  • The Importance Of Protestantism In The Faerie Queene

    Catholics were often criticized because Protestants such as Spenser and Foxe believed that they oppressed their people and only allowed them to interpret the scriptures in the way the church told them to. Foxe demonstrates his love of Protestantism and its importance by telling the stories of selfless and courageous men who translated the scriptures so that the public could read and understand them. This allowed the Protestants to interpret God and love in their own way, which was much freer…

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  • Charles V: The Fall Of Protestant Protestantism In Germany

    thought that he had failed at the end of his reign may have been the growth of Protestant Lutheranism in Germany. This growth led to distrust between Charles the Emperor of much of the Catholic world and German princes who had turned to Protestantism as the alternative to Catholicism. A clear criticism of Charles can be seen in the writing of William Robertson, ‘To check the growth of these evils (Protestantism) , and to punish such as had impiously contributed to the spread of them, the…

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  • Ideas Of Protestantism In Martin Luther's The Ninety-Five Theses

    Ideas do not spring out of nothingness. While historians hold that the Protestant Reformation started in 1517 with Martin Luther’s The Ninety-Five Theses, the ideals of Protestantism can be seen in even secular affairs both before and after the publication of Luther’s works. At the same time, religion was heavily intertwined with every aspect of Christian society, and thus developments were oftentimes compatible with Catholic ideals as well. Catholicism emphasized the importance of hierarchy and…

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  • Historiography Of The English Reformation Analysis

    Penry Williams is one of many who suggested that the reformation was in the control of the most powerful and influential people during the reign of Elizabeth I. The popularity of Catholicism was diminished with the preaching, propaganda, and prosecution against it. Throughout the counties of England, Protestantism was a lost cause until Elizabeth I came to power and Protestantism became the main religion of the land. Before Elizabeth I there were many hostile resistances, coups and rebellions,…

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  • Disadvantages Of The Protestant Reformation

    development of the Protestant sect of Christianity. The philosophy behind Protestantism is holding the Christian ideals without practicing or abiding by Catholic doctrine, especially the rule and legitimacy of the Pope. The Encyclopedia of Religion summarizes this best stating, “The easiest way to put a boundary around Protestantism is to deal with it negatively and say that it is the form of Western…

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  • The Success Of Martin Luther And The Protestant Reformation

    Also, there were political reasons for breaking away. Not only kings and dukes wanted a reason to not send money to pope and instead, keep it to themselves, but they also were attracted to Luther explanation that the highest religious figure in a state is the secular ruler. In France, for instance, the king had the right to choose their bishop which is one of reasons why it remained Catholic. Other aspects that set Protestantism away from Catholicism and led to the success of Martin Luther were…

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  • The Roots Of Martin Luther And The Protestant Movement

    Historically, it is accepted by many, that the Protestant Movement started the instant that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door. The roots of Protestantism, however, go far deeper than simply this outrage; with a series of events leading up to the eventual religious split from the Catholic Church. Beginning with the three simultaneously reigning Popes in the early 15th century, many including Luther, felt the Church become more and more corrupt. Arguably, what disgruntled many…

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