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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lutheranismnoun

    teachings of Martin Luther emphasizing the cardinal doctrine of justification by faith alone

Wiktionary

  1. Lutheranismnoun

    The Christian denomination based on the beliefs and doctrines developed by Martin Luther and his immediate followers.

  2. Etymology: Eponym from Martin Luther.

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  1. Lutheranism

    Lutheranism is one of the largest branches of Protestantism, identifying primarily with the theology of Martin Luther, the 16th-century German monk and reformer whose efforts to reform the theology and practice of the Catholic Church launched the Protestant Reformation. The reaction of the government and church authorities to the international spread of his writings, beginning with the Ninety-five Theses, divided Western Christianity. During the Reformation, Lutheranism became the state religion of numerous states of northern Europe, especially in northern Germany, Scandinavia and the then-Livonian Order. Lutheran clergy became civil servants and the Lutheran churches became part of the state.The split between the Lutherans and the Roman Catholics was made public and clear with the 1521 Edict of Worms: the edicts of the Diet condemned Luther and officially banned citizens of the Holy Roman Empire from defending or propagating his ideas, subjecting advocates of Lutheranism to forfeiture of all property, half of the seized property to be forfeited to the imperial government and the remaining half forfeit to the party who brought the accusation.The divide centered primarily on two points: the proper source of authority in the church, often called the formal principle of the Reformation, and the doctrine of justification, often called the material principle of Lutheran theology. Lutheranism advocates a doctrine of justification "by Grace alone through faith alone on the basis of Scripture alone", the doctrine that scripture is the final authority on all matters of faith. This is in contrast to the belief of the Roman Catholic Church, defined at the Council of Trent, concerning authority coming from both the Scriptures and Tradition.Unlike Calvinism, Lutheranism retains many of the liturgical practices and sacramental teachings of the pre-Reformation Western Church, with a particular emphasis on the Eucharist, or Lord's Supper, though Eastern Lutheranism uses the Byzantine Rite. Lutheran theology differs from Reformed theology in Christology, divine grace, the purpose of God's Law, the concept of perseverance of the saints, and predestination.

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  1. lutheranism

    Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity that identifies with the theology of Martin Luther, a 16th-century German monk and theologian. His attempts to reform the theology and practice of the church initiated the Protestant Reformation. Lutheranism advocates the doctrine of justification "by grace alone through faith alone on the basis of Scripture alone", the belief that Scripture is the final authority on all matters of faith. This is in contrast to the belief in the Pope's authority held by the Roman Catholic Church. Lutheranism has become one of the largest Protestant denominations today with a significant presence all over the world.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lutheranismnoun

    alt. of Lutherism

Wikidata

  1. Lutheranism

    Lutheranism is a major branch of Western Christianity that identifies with the theology of Martin Luther, a German reformer. Luther's efforts to reform the theology and practice of the Roman Catholic Church launched the Protestant Reformation. Beginning with the 95 Theses, Luther's writings were disseminated internationally, spreading the ideas of the Reformation beyond the ability of governmental and churchly authorities to control it. The split between the Lutherans and the Roman Catholics began with the 1521 Edict of Worms, which condemned Luther and officially outlawed citizens of the Holy Roman Empire from defending his ideas. The punishment decreed for Lutheranism was seizure of all property, with half going to the Imperial government and half given to their accusers. The divide centered over the doctrine of Justification. Lutheranism advocates a doctrine of justification "by grace alone through faith alone because of Christ alone," which went against the Roman view of "faith formed by love" or "faith and works". Unlike the Reformed Churches, Lutherans retain a high respect for the authority of the Church Fathers, as well as many of the liturgical practices and sacramental teachings of the pre-Reformation Church, with a particular emphasis on the Eucharist, or Lord's Supper. Lutheran theology significantly differs from Reformed theology in Christology, the purpose of God's Law, the divine grace, the concept of perseverance of the saints, and predestination. Like most denominations, Lutheranism is split between Liberal and Conservative/Confessional camps.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Lutheranism

    that form of Protestantism which prevails in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Northern Germany. See Lutherans.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lutheranism in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lutheranism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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