• WordNet 3.6
    • n Protestantism the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Protestantism The quality or state of being protestant, especially against the Roman Catholic Church; the principles or religion of the Protestants.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Protestantism 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Protestantism the Protestant religion: state of being a Protestant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. protestantisme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. protestāri, -ātus, to bear witness in public—pro, before, testāritestis, a witness.


In literature:

Freedom always goes hand in hand with Protestantism.
"The King's Daughters" by Emily Sarah Holt
Their Protestantism, like that of the Scots, was the Protestantism of Calvin.
"History of the English People" by John Richard Green
The republic of America was born of this idea, and is the last great birth of Protestantism, big already with the destinies of mankind.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, October, 1864" by Various
No quadrille had existed until the great civil war for life and death between Popery and Protestantism.
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
Men felt instinctively that the very existence of Protestantism and with it of civil freedom was again to be at stake.
"History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8)" by John Richard Green
You have the presence of this Popery also where Protestantism alone ought to be known.
"The Wesleyan Methodist Pulpit in Malvern Sermons Preached at the Opening Services of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, in 1866" by Knowles King
I made numerous inquiries as to the condition of Protestantism in this country, and received answers which were very little satisfactory.
"Germany, Bohemia, and Hungary, Visited in 1837. Vol. II" by G. R. Gleig
Protestantism has built no churches.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862" by Various
Iskender, smitten dumb with admiration, at that moment thought of Protestantism as a foul crone.
"The Valley of the Kings" by Marmaduke Pickthall
It was he who crushed French Protestantism in America.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864" by Various
"Elements of Agricultural Chemistry" by Thomas Anderson
His Protestantism out-lived King Edward.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Compare it with your Protestantism, and you will see the difference.
"The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'" by George Borrow
Protestantism in one aspect is simply rationalism still running about with the shell on its head.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
They were translated and illustrated in behalf of no doctrine which Protestantism does not hold in common with the Church of Rome.
"Holbein" by Beatrice Fortescue
Finished as they are, they form the first complete work of art produced by Protestantism.
"Six Centuries of Painting" by Randall Davies
The records of French Protestantism are full of these, and one or two of the most striking that occurred in Orleans deserve mention.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
Nor, on the other hand, was the opposition of Protestantism to the Papacy less injurious to itself.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
King James, as a papist, felt himself bound to make every effort to restore popery, and root out Protestantism.
"Guy Fawkes" by Thomas Lathbury
PROTESTANTISM, once existed in Spain, ii.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli

In news:

Fundamentalism first appeared in early 20th century America as an offshoot of conservative Protestantism but has become a mainstay of international politics as the century progressed.
BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: Ivy League schools such as Dartmouth were once considered the bastion of white, Anglo-Saxon Protestantism.
Martin Luther is synonymous with Protestantism in Germany.
The Widening Political Divide Between Catholicism and Mainline Protestantism.
True, Cromwell had a deep dislike of monasticism , and leaned towards Protestantism, as also did Thomas Cranmer, the archbishop of Canterbury.
Protestantism , still the country's majority religion, will be completely shut out for the first time in American history.
NPR reports that Protestant Republicans have appointed five of the current Catholic justices on the court, despite the party's traditional ties to Protestantism .
Mainline Protestantism is usually depicted in the news media as the politically liberal analogue to the conservative evangelical movement.
A Catholic looks at Protestantism .
Crime is up, Protestantism is down, and Variety Has A New Owner.
How the cold war reshaped Protestantism in America.
Evangelical Protestantism in the United States is going through a New Reformation that is disentangling a great religious movement from a partisan political machine.
American Protestantism and the Spirit of Reproduction .
Could this have something to do with the influence of evangelical Protestantism.