Part of speech: noun

The principles and doctrines of Protestant churches.

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Usage examples "protestantism":

  1. If Protestantism had any share in it at all, it did not go beyond preparing the way for the destruction of Christianity in the mind and heart of the people; or, rather, constitutional liberty in England has no connection whatever with religion. - "Irish Race in the Past and the Present", Aug. J. Thebaud.
  2. Vittoria never adopted Protestantism, and died an orthodox Catholic. - "The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti", John Addington Symonds.
  3. The sixteenth century witnessed the true beginnings of the change in the extensive world discoveries, in the establishment of a recognized European state system, in the rise of Protestantism, and in the quickening of intellectual activity. - "A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.", Carlton J. H. Hayes.