Definition of Protestantism in English:



mass noun
  • 1The faith, practice, and Church order of the Protestant Churches.

    • ‘In contrast with the established Church in Wales, attempts to promote Protestantism in Gaelic were late and half-hearted.’
    • ‘He was now in the service of a king who viewed Protestantism as a serious threat to the social order and who actively prosecuted heretics.’
    • ‘From its earliest origins in the Reformation, Protestantism has emphasized the importance of faith over deeds.’
    • ‘In the many worlds of evangelical Protestantism today there is enormous vitality - including theological vitality.’
    • ‘Historic Protestantism is different from evangelicalism in its current incarnation.’
    • ‘In the 20th century, Methodism did not escape the decline afflicting mainline Protestantism as a whole.’
    • ‘Before Marx was born, his father converted the family to German Protestantism in order to keep his job as lawyer.’
    • ‘The gospel and Protestantism came late to this region.’
    • ‘Overall, how did this papacy influence Protestantism, particularly evangelicalism?’
    • ‘Within Protestantism, especially the more fundamentalist churches, someone becomes a minister very quickly.’
    • ‘There was still no law against Protestantism but Mary was using her headship of the church to dismiss married clerics.’
    • ‘The shift is towards Pentecostal or evangelical Protestantism, by as much as 12 per cent in the third generation.’
    • ‘When she came to the throne, Elizabeth, who had known no other religion but Protestantism, set about to restore the Protestant faith in England.’
    • ‘In 1534, King Henry VIII of England established himself the leader of a new church of Protestantism that he tried to impose in Ireland.’
    • ‘He was sure, however, that nothing religiously or philosophically authentic could come from Protestantism.’
    • ‘In the early twentieth century, the aggressive secularizers found an important ally in the leaders of liberal Protestantism, says Smith.’
    • ‘Moreover, the democratization of Protestantism led to changes in the criteria for church membership.’
    • ‘Other observers refer to the surge of evangelical Protestantism as Latin America's Reformation.’
    • ‘In other words, evangelical Protestantism was a religion where every born-again child of God had the opportunity for a form of ministry.’
    • ‘Most practice Anglicanism, Protestantism, and Roman Catholicism.’
    1. 1.1 Adherence to the forms of Christian doctrine which are generally regarded as Protestant rather than Catholic or Eastern Orthodox.