One who protests; -- originally applied to those who adhered to Luther, and protested against, or made a solemn declaration of dissent from, a decree of the Emperor Charles V. and the Diet of Spires, in 1529, against the Reformers, and appealed to a general council; -- now used in a popular sense to designate any Christian who does not belong to the Roman Catholic or the Greek Church.
Of or pertaining to the faith and practice of those Christians who reject the authority of the Roman Catholic Church; as, Protestant writers.
Member of a branch of the Christian church that separated from the Roman Catholic church during the 16th century Reformation.
A group within the Christian faith that holds more liberal ideas than the traditional Roman Catholic Church.
A term which originated with regards to Martin Luther and his followers. Because they "protested" against certain nonscriptural practices of the Roman Catholic Church, they were called "Protestants."
A form of Christianity after the Reformation. Protestant is used to describe the churches which do not belong to the Roman Catholic or Orthodox churches.
major division of the Church protesting against Roman Catholic belief and practice as distinct from Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches
A member of a Reform Church
A member of a Western Christian church whose faith and practice are founded on the principles of the Reformation ( see below), especially in the acceptance of the Bible as the sole source of revelation.
Roman Christian originally following Martin Luther and thus rejecting the corruption in Roman Catholic Church. Funny enough the individualism of Luther was a disguised shape of 'Egoism'. And the metaphysics preached by protestant Immanuel Kant was a way of prescribing Roman Christian Illusions (a priori) as THE view of reality.
an adherent of Protestantism
the Protestant churches and denominations collectively
of or relating to Protestants or Protestantism; "Protestant churches"; "a Protestant denomination"
a member or adherent of any denomination of the Western Christian church that rejects papal authority and some fundamental Roman Catholic doctrines, and believes in justification by faith
A common term for many Christian Churches arising from the sixteenth-century â€œprotestâ€ against abuses in the Church. Examples include Lutheran, Presbyterian, Congregational, Methodist and Baptist, among others.
a name for those Christians and churches which separated from the Roman Catholic Church at the Reformation, and for other churches and groups descended from them.
the churches formed in protest against the Roman Catholic Church during the 16th century Reformation, including the Church of England.
Christians (originally in Europe) who broke away from the Roman Catholic Church and who do not recognize the Pope as their leader.
A person who abhors to the beliefs of Protestantism — a Christian religion that denounced the Roman Catholic Church in the 16th century.
Christian who is not a member of the Roman Catholic or Orthodox churches
A Christian who is not a Catholic. Martin Luther, a Roman Catholic priest, led a group of protesters away from the Catholic church because he felt The just must live by faith and not just good works. This group became known as Protestants.
A broad term usually used to describe those churches which trace their origin in some way back to the 16th century Reformation. Although the term was first applied to the evangelical or Lutheran rulers who protested the decisions of the Second Diet of Speyer in 1529, it has today become such a broad, vague term that many Lutherans prefer not to use it to describe themselves.