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10,143. The Protestant democratization of art caused all sorts of compositional problems. (Art & Protestantism) Waldemar Januszczak, Baroque! – From St Peter’s to St Paul’s II, BBC 2013
509. The ‘divinity’ of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines and whole carloads of other foolish trumpery that we find Christianity encumbered with.
The priesthood have, in all ancient nations, monopolized learning. And ever since the Reformation where or when has existed a Protestant or dissenting sect who would tolerate a free inquiry? ... The most ungentlemanly insolence, the most yahooish brutality, is patiently endured, countenanced, propagated, and applauded. But touch a solemn truth in collision with a dogma of a sect, though capable of the clearest proof, and you will soon find you have disturbed a nest, and the hornets will swarm about your eyes and hands, and fly into your face and eyes. (Religion & Christianity & Jesus & Gospels & Protestantism & Catholicism & Priesthood) John Adams
11,802. The Bible and the Bible only is the religion of Protestants. (Bible & Protestant) William Chillingworth 1602-44, The Religion of Protestants 1637
12,715. It is useless and vain for the Protestants to exclaim against the Roman Catholics for their Mariolatry, based on the ancient cult of lunar goddesses, when they themselves worship Jehovah, prominently a lunar god, and when both Churches have accepted in their theologies the ‘Sun’ – Christ of the lunar trinity. (Christianity & Protestant & Catholic) Madame Helena P Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine I
12,952. By the sixteenth-century all through Europe the Church was selling certificates called Indulgences to show how much time in Purgatory you had avoided. The cash paid for new churches and hospitals. When the Pope wanted to finish the re-building of St Peter’s basilica in Rome he launched an indulgence campaign. Some might think this a worthy cause but it raised big questions in the mind of a German monk ... Martin Luther ... Over the next decade this open defiance of ancient authority was Christened Protestantism. (Catholicism & Protestantism & Reformation) Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity
29,960. For over a thousand years they believed that they possessed the greatest asset we could hope for: God. (England & Protestantism & Anglicanism) Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, How God Made the English I: A Chosen People? BBC 2012
29,961. Religion: a force that shaped the English soul. (England & Protestantism & Anglicanism) ibid.
29,971. At the heart of that change was the Christian Church. (England & Protestantism & Church of England) Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, How God Made the English II: A Tolerant People?
29,973. A thousand years of history was going to be junked ... The Reformation was a watershed. (England & Protestantism & Church of England & Reformation) ibid.
29,974. For the next three hundred years Catholics would be excluded from all positions of power. (England & Protestantism & Catholic & Church of England) ibid.
29,979. Just like ancient Israel, only better. (England & Protestantism & Church of England) Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, How God Made the English III: A White and Christian People? BBC 2012
29,980. Did He also make them White and Christian? (England & Protestantism) ibid.
29,990. And a particular kind of Christianity at that. (England & Protestantism & Church of England) ibid.
29,991. An all-embracing Anglicanism ... I knew that the Church of England didn’t mean the same for everyone. (England & Protestantism & Church of England) ibid.
29,992. The English Church was born in the sixteenth century out of that revolution in Christianity we call the Protestant Reformation. (England & Protestantism & Church of England & Reformation) ibid.
29,994. A continuous reinvention of something much older. You can see it in the nation’s plethora of chapels and meeting houses. (England & Protestant & Anglicanism) ibid.
28,266. All across the German lands there was growing unhappiness with Catholic Rome ... In 1517 a monk called Martin Luther nailed a list of theological objections to the door of his local church. It sparked the Reformation and a new breakaway religion of Protestantism. (Germany & Reformation & Protestantism) Andrew Graham-Dixon, The Art of Germany, BBC 2010
30,101. That rich, hugely powerful and profoundly medieval institution the Roman Catholic Church ... Catholic magic was giving way to Protestant pragmatism. (Great Britain & Catholic & Protestant & Reformation) Bettany Hughes, Seven Ages of Britain: The Seventh Age: 1530 A.D. – 1700 A.D.
30,306. But if Elizabeth put out the fires of religious fanaticism, she lit them in the breasts of patriotic Englishmen and women ... The reinstatement of a truly English way ... It was above all a Protestant Englishness ... Now Protestantism and patriotism were one and the same. (Great Britain & England & Elizabeth I & Protestantism) Simon Schama, A History of Britain: Burning Convictions
30,598. The [Protestant] Revolution would turn out to be an attack on the very way of life of the people. (Great Britain & England & Reformation & Protestant) Michael Wood, The Great British Story: A People’s History: Lost Worlds & New Worlds V
30,599. Up in the north, in the kingdom of Scotland, the Protestant Reformation unfolded later than in England and Wales. (Great Britain & Scotland & Reformation & Protestant) ibid.
30,600. There was a link between Protestantism and the rise of Capitalism and Industry. (Great Britain & England & Protestantism) ibid.
42,393. The protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism. (Capitalism & Protestantism) Max Weber
59,234. When I mention religion I mean the Christian religion. And not only the Christian religion but the protestant religion. Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, tutor Mr Thwackum to Tom
59,240. All Protestantism, even the most cold and passive, is a sort of dissent. But the religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principle of resistance; it is the dissidence of dissent, and the Protestantism of the Protestant religion. (Protestantism & Dissent) Edmund Burke
31,859. For truth’s sake, our Protestantism must protest perpetually ... No peace with Rome. (Protestantism & Dissent & Protest) Charles Spurgeon, The Sword and the Trowel 1873
59,241. A Protestant, if he wants aid or advice on any matter, can only go to his solicitor. Benjamin Disraeli, Lothair
59,244. The fabric of Christian faith and dogma was torn in pieces and continued to undergo even further schisms. For the first time in its history Christianity starts to come apart. It’s no longer one Catholic church. And for potential disbelievers these disagreements, this sectarianism, was seen as evidence that perhaps none of the dogma might be true. (Reformation & Protestantism & Catholicism) Dr Jonathan Miller, A Rough History of Disbelief