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.

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.

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.

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.

People who Follow Protestantism

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