One of the main divisions of Christianity, which emerged from Roman Catholicism at the Reformation. The chief Protestant denominations are the Episcopalian (Anglican Communion in the UK), Baptists, Christian Scientists, Congregationalists (United Church of Christ), Lutherans, Methodists, Pentecostals, and Presbyterians, with a total membership in about 300 million.
Protestantism takes its name from the protest of Luther and his supporters at the Diet of Spires 1529 against the decision to reaffirm the edict of the Diet of Worms against the Reformation. The ecumenical movement of the 20th century has attempted to reunite various Protestant denominations and, to some extent, the Protestant churches and the Catholic church.
The theological system of any of the churches of Western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation.
Naziv za sve hrišćanske crkvene zajednice kokje su proizašle iz velikog pokreta Reformacije u XVI veku; up. protestant. (lat.)