- LIBERAL PROTESTANTISM
- a loose designation for a wide range or religious thought unified more by a temper of mind than specific BELIEFS. It originated in the nineteenth century and reached its height in America in the decades preceding the Second World War. It was characterized by1) an eagerness to discard old ORTHODOXIES when judged IRRATIONAL in the light of modern knowledge or irrelevant to the central core of religious experience;2) a confidence in the power of human REASON guided by experience;3) a BELIEF in freedom;4) a BELIEF in the social NATURE of human existence;5) a FAITH in the benevolence of GOD and the goodness of creation.Liberal Protestantism enthusiastically endorsed BIBLICAL CRITICISM. The movement is generally traced back to the German THEOLOGIAN Frederick SCHLEIERMACHER and seen in the work of Albrecht RITSCHL who manifested a drive for the relevant. By the early twentieth century Liberal Protestantism was characterized by an emphasis on the fatherhood of God and brotherhood of man.
Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.
Look at other dictionaries:
Protestantism — Part of a series on Christianity … Wikipedia
Protestantism — • Discussion of Protestant beliefs and doctrines Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Protestantism Protestantism † … Catholic encyclopedia
Protestantism — /prot euh steuhn tiz euhm/, n. 1. the religion of Protestants. 2. the Protestant churches collectively. 3. adherence to Protestant principles. [1640 50; PROTESTANT + ISM] * * * One of the three major branches of Christianity, originating in the… … Universalium
Liberal Christianity — Part of a series on the History of Christian Theology … Wikipedia
Iceland, Protestantism in — Iceland was under Danish rule at the time of the Reformation, and most of the country accepted the decision of Denmark s rulers to adhere to the Lutheran cause. After the defeat of a minor rebellion, when Jon Arason, the bishop of Hölar,… … Encyclopedia of Protestantism
History of Protestantism — The History of Protestantism begins with the Reformation movement, which began as an attempt to reform the Catholic Church and led to the fracturing of Christendom. Many western Christians were troubled by what they saw as false doctrines and… … Wikipedia
Anti-Protestantism — is an institutional, ideological or emotional bias against Protestantism and its followers. History Anti Protestantism originated in a reaction by the Catholic Church against the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. Protestants were… … Wikipedia
The Seven Liberal Arts — The Seven Liberal Arts † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Seven Liberal Arts The expression artes liberales, chiefly used during the Middle Ages, does not mean arts as we understand the word at this present day, but those branches of… … Catholic encyclopedia
Evangelicalism — Evangelicalism is a stream that emerged among conservative Protestants in the united states in the 1940s who opposed the modernism that prevailed in many older churches but refused to join Fundamentalists in separating themselves from the… … Encyclopedia of Protestantism
Beecher family — In the 19th century, few names were as important in American Protestantism as Beecher. The family s rise began with Lyman Beecher (1775 1863). Educated at Yale and ordained as a Presbyterian, in 1799 he became a minister of the Presbyterian… … Encyclopedia of Protestantism