Execution of Jan Hus in Konstanz Utraquist Hussitism was allowed there alongside the Roman Catholic confession. By the time the Reformation arrived, the Kingdom of Bohemia and the Margraviate of Moravia both had majority Hussite populations for decades now. Unrest due to the Great Schism of Western Christianity — excited wars between princes, uprisings among the peasants, and widespread concern over corruption in the Church.
Memorial Church finished and consecrated in Speyer commemorates the Protestation. The Protesting Speyer, part of the Luther Monument in Worms Protestant[ edit ] Six princes of the Holy Roman Empire and rulers of fourteen Imperial Free Citieswho issued a protest or dissent against the edict of the Diet of Speyerwere the first individuals to be called Protestants.
The term protestant, though initially purely political in nature, later acquired a broader sense, referring to a member of any Western church which subscribed to the main Protestant principles. Protestantism as a general term is now used in contradistinction to the other major Christian traditions, i.
Roman Catholicism and Orthodoxy. During the Reformation, the term protestant was hardly used outside of German politics. People who were involved in the religious movement used the word evangelical German: For further details, see the section below.
Gradually, protestant became a general term, meaning any adherent of the Reformation in the German-speaking area. It was ultimately somewhat taken up by Lutheranseven though Martin Luther himself insisted on Christian or evangelical as the only acceptable names for individuals who professed Christ.
French and Swiss Protestants instead preferred the word reformed French: Evangelical[ edit ] Direction signs showing ways to two different Protestant churches in the German city of Wiesbaden.
The word evangelical German: Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Above all the term is used by Protestant bodies in the German-speaking areasuch as the Evangelical Church in Germany.
The German word evangelisch means Protestant, and is different from the German evangelikal, which refers to churches shaped by Evangelicalism. The English word evangelical usually refers to evangelical Protestant churches, and therefore to a certain part of Protestantism rather than to Protestantism as a whole.
The English word traces its roots back to the Puritans in England, where Evangelicalism originated, and then was brought to the United States. Martin Luther always disliked the term Lutheran, preferring the term evangelical, which was derived from euangelion, a Greek word meaning "good news", i.
To distinguish the two evangelical groups, others began to refer to the two groups as Evangelical Lutheran and Evangelical Reformed. Nowadays, the word also pertains in the same way to some other mainline groups, for example Evangelical Methodist.
As time passed by, the word evangelical was dropped.
What were the social, economic, and political conditions in Germany that contributed to the enormous success of Lutheranism? What were the religious and political implications of Luther's reforms? Why did the Holy Roman Empire, Charles V, in collaboration with the Pope, issue the Edict of Worms in ? Apr 11, · Protestant Reformation, an attempt by Martin Luther to reform the Roman Catholic Church that resulted in a schism, and grew into a wider movement. Counter-Reformation, the reformation of Roman Catholic Church, in response to the Protestant urbanagricultureinitiative.com: Resolved. For Lutherans, "the Ethiopian Church conferred legitimacy on Luther’s emerging Protestant vision of a church outside the authority of the Roman Catholic papacy" as it .
Lutherans themselves began to use the term Lutheran in the middle of the 16th century, in order to distinguish themselves from other groups such as the Philippists and Calvinists.
Reformational[ edit ] The German word reformatorisch, which roughly translates to English as "reformational" or "reforming", is used as an alternative for evangelisch in German, and is different from English reformed German: Being derived from the word "Reformation", the term emerged around the same time as evangelical and protestant Main principles[ edit ] Key figures of the Protestant Reformation:1.
The most important factor for the growth of Christianity was that it wanted to grow. This factor might seem small, but this makes all the difference. At the age of just 19, Charles V was the richest and most powerful person of his time, but all the power in the world did not stop Martin Luther from ripping the heart out of his Catholic empire.
The Reformation (more fully the Protestant Reformation, or the European Reformation) was a schism in Western Christianity initiated by Martin Luther and continued by Huldrych Zwingli, John Calvin and other Protestant Reformers in 16th-century Europe..
It is usually considered to have started with the publication of the Ninety-five Theses by Martin Luther in and lasted until the end of the. The Reformation (more fully the Protestant Reformation, or the European Reformation) was a schism in Western Christianity initiated by Martin Luther and continued by Huldrych Zwingli, John Calvin and other Protestant Reformers in 16th-century Europe..
It is usually considered to have started with the publication of the Ninety-five Theses by Martin . The Protestant reformation triggered the Catholic Counter-Reformation. In general, Martin Luther's posting of the 95 theses at Wittenberg is seen as the start of the Protestant Reformation.
This happened in the year John Knox brought Luther's ideas to Scotland and founded the Presbyterian Church. "The Church as Koinonia of Salvation: Its Structures and Ministries" () from the Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue in the United States.