Protestant

By: Emily, Julia, Mason

History of the Protestant Religion

  • Protestantism originated in the 16th Century Reformation
  • It is one of 3 major branches of the Christian religion along with Roman Catholicism & Eastern Orthodoxy.
  • On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the door of All Saints Church in Wittenburg.
  • The movement gained adherence fast in the Germany, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Scotland, and places in France.
  • All this because of the 95 Theses Luther nailed to the Church.


http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_capr.htm

http://classroom.synonym.com/key-beliefs-catholics-protestants-methodists-7410.html

http://www.religionfacts.com/christianity/denominations/protestantism.htm

Main Beliefs

The 95 Theses

  • The 95 Theses were a list of propositions and questions for the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Martin Luther nailed these to the doors of All Saints Church.
  • Luther was concerned mainly about the corruption, as in selling indulgences.
  • These were made because Luther was protesting the Catholic Church.


http://www.gotquestions.org/95-theses.html

The 5 W's

Who- Martin Luther, Huldrych Zwingi, and John Calvin


What- a The difference between Roman Catholicism and Protestants is the Catholics believe in the theory of evolution, while the Protestants favor the creation.


When- 1517 or mid 16th Century


Where- Germany and Switzerland almost simultaneously


Why- The Protestant religion was created as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church.


http://www.religious-beliefs.com/protestant-religion.htm

http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Protestantism.aspx

Special Rituals & Practices

  • Baptism
  • Lords Supper
  • They believe Adam and Eve were real people.
  • They believed God used evolution to create people.
  • They believe the Earth is approximately 6,000 years old.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/01/10/evolution-or-creationism-find-out-where-protestant-pastors-stand/

http://www.patheos.com/Library/Protestantism/Ritual-Worship-Devotion-Symbolism

People who Follow Protestantism

There are 600,000,000 who practice Protestant in the world.


http://www.prayerfoundation.org/protestant_beliefs.htm