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Protestantism
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[German Version]

I. Church History

1. Germany and Europe.

Protestantism is a synoptic term for all the Christian churches and groups with roots in the 16th-century Reformation. The term embraces the Lutheran and Reformed confessional churches (Lutheranism, Reformed churches) that emerged directly from the Reformation as well as the Anabaptist movements, the Anglican Church (with some qualifications), and the churches and Free churches associated indirectly with the Reformation that came into being later (Pres…

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Wallmann, Johannes, Guder, Darrell and Holmes, Stephen R, “Protestantism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024487>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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