Lutheranism

Lutheran

[loo-ther-uhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Luther, adhering to his doctrines, or belonging to one of the Protestant churches that bear his name.
noun
2.
a follower of Luther or an adherent of his doctrines; a member of the Lutheran Church.

Origin:
1515–25; Luther + -an

Lutheranism, Lutherism, noun
non-Lutheran, adjective, noun
pre-Lutheran, adjective
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Lutheran (ˈluːθərən)
 
n
1.  a follower of Martin Luther or a member of a Lutheran Church
 
adj
2.  of or relating to Luther or his doctrines, the most important being justification by faith alone, consubstantiation, and the authority of the Bible
3.  of or denoting any Protestant Church that follows Luther's doctrines
 
'Lutheranism
 
n

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Lutheran
1521, from name of Ger. religious reformer Martin Luther (1483-1546); used by Catholics 16c. in reference to all Protestants, regardless of sect.
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