Lutheranism



[loo-ther-uh n] /ˈlu θər ən/

adjective
1.
of or relating to , adhering to his doctrines, or belonging to one of the Protestant churches that bear his name.
noun
2.
a follower of or an adherent of his doctrines; a member of the Lutheran Church.
/ˈluːθərən/
noun
1.
a follower of Martin Luther or a member of a Lutheran Church
adjective
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

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

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