To Live with Christ: Devotions by Bo Giertz

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More importantly for present purposes the FACT2000 data indicated that the more emphasis a congregation gives to the values of home and personal religious practices the higher the congregation’s vitality and the more likely it is to be growing in membership; and that these results were evident within oldline Protestantism as well as within other faith groups. In 1598 the Lutherans of the Western Trans-Danube region translated the Formula of Concord into Hungarian and accepted it.
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A History of Lutheranism

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French Protestantism, though its appeal increased under persecution, came to acquire a distinctly political character, made all the more obvious by the noble conversions of the 1550s. You won’t find that women who are raped are made slaves the rest of their lives in the Bible. These were Esme Stuart, a cousin of his father, who now arrived from France, and was afterwards created Earl of Lennox; and Captain James Stuart, a son of Lord Ochiltree, a man of profligate manners, whose unprincipled ambition was rewarded with the title and estates of the unfortunate Earl of Arran.
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Stimmen der Kirche

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They believe that the six qualities of God include all knowledge, all power, supreme majesty, supreme strength, unlimited energy and total self-sufficiency. Today, the Protestant Church has grown to many different denominations including but not limited to Lutheran, Methodist, Baptist, and Presbyterian. Mary was a holy woman who was chosen to bear the Son of God. It was at this moment that terrible tidings arrived from Ireland, by which these fair prospects were all at once overcast.
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Is God Listening?

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Zwingli, inspired by Dutch theologian Cornelius Hoen, believed that the mass was only representative and memorial – Christ was not present. [29] Luther became so angry that he famously carved into the meeting table in chalk Hoc Est Corpus Meum – a Biblical quotation from the Last Supper meaning 'This is my body'. Priests, ministers, and rabbis all marched arm in arm to protest against the brutality and to demonstrate for the right of Negroes to vote.
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Lutherjahrbuch 75. Jahrgang 2008

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By this time the populace had been sufficiently leavened with the spirit and principles of the Jesuits to be made their tool. V. has also been charged with a Calvinistic bias from its connection with Beza's Greek text and Latin notes. 39 But he omitted allein in Gal. 2:16, where it might be just as well justified, and where the pre-Lutheran Bible reads "nur durch den Glauben." Accumulation of surplus, competitive overproduction, and heightened competition to maximize economic advantage, contributed to civil war, aggressive militarism, and thus to centralization.
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Walther's Works: All Glory to God

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The term Protestant originally applied to the group of princes and imperial cities who "protested" the decision by the 1529 Diet of Speyer to reverse course, and enforce the 1521 Edict of Worms. Polygamy cost six ducats; church robbery and perjury, nine; murder, eight; and witchcraft, two. Catholicism doesn't regard the Bible as obscure, mysterious, and inaccessible, but it is vigilant to protect it from all arbitrary and aberrant exegesis (2 Pet 1:20, 3:16). His increasing desperation to secure release from his marriage to Catherine of Aragon forced him to contemplate radical steps that went very much against the grain of his own instinctive theological conservatism.
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Tod Und Jenseits in Der Schriftkultur Der Fruhen Neuzeit

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The intellectual life was also thoroughly controlled by the church. That His Holiness would choose to speak into this historic day is a testament to the urgency and the need for followers of Jesus to unite in prayer for our nation and our world." We also confess that God's commandments retain their validity for the justified and that Christ has by his teaching and example expressed God's will which is a standard for the conduct of the justified also. 32. This successful, admitting initially absolutely difficult, antecedents apparent the alpha of the Protestant attendance in America (the beforehand French, Spanish and Portuguese settlements had been Catholic), and became a affectionate of haven of airy and bread-and-butter freedom, to which afflicted Protestants and added minorities from the British Isles and Europe (and later, from all over the world) fled to for peace, abandon and opportunity.
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Ecumenism

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Christianity and the other great religions are on different tracks to the same destination; evangelism is replaced by dialogue. Revised versions with many improvements were prepared by Joh.- Friedrich von Meyer, a Frankfurt patrician (1772-1849), and Dr. By 1215, the Waldensians were declared heretical and subject to persecution. But I did it to defy the Devil and his host, the objectors, the princes and bishops, since they were all foolish enough to forbid the clergy to marry.
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Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions

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He incinerates the Church’s anti-Protestant doctrines as burnt offerings to his new deity. Considering that this blog post consists of only what Martin Luther stated, I agree 100%. In response to these considerations, opponents of the Augustinian grouping argue that: 1. While the ranks of the unaffiliated have grown the most due to changes in religious affiliation, the Catholic Church has lost the most members in the same process; this is the case even though Catholicism’s retention rate of childhood members (68%) is far greater than the retention rate of the unaffiliated and is comparable with or better than the retention rates of other religious groups.
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How to Find God: Through the Bible, Prayer and Meditation

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He had found a father and mother in this worthy pair. Participants of the conference included Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican and Lutheran representatives and theologians. “We must thank God for the positive connotations that Mary has for the other religions”, explained Cardinal Arinze. A few years previously an important document had been discovered which shed some light on an unknown period in Luther's life, and in 1904 Henri Suso Denifle published the first volume of his “Luther and Lutheranism”.
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