Lutheranism


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Lu·ther·an

 (lo͞o′thər-ən)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the religious doctrines of Martin Luther, especially the doctrine of justification by faith alone.
2. Of or relating to the Protestant denomination adhering to these doctrines.
n.
A member of the Lutheran Church.

Lu′ther·an·ism, Lu′ther·ism n.

Lutheranism

1. the religious doctrines and church polity of Martin Luther, 16th-century German theologian, author, and leader of the Protestant Reformation.
2. adherence to these doctrines or membership in the Lutheran Church. — Lutheran, n., adj.
See also: Protestantism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lutheranism - teachings of Martin Luther emphasizing the cardinal doctrine of justification by faith alone
Protestantism - the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation
Translations

Lutheranism

[ˈluːθərənɪzəm] Nluteranismo m

Lutheranism

nLuthertum nt

Lutheranism

[ˈluːθrənɪzm] nluteranesimo
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