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Michael Bustin REL 101 3/19/10 Evolution of Protestantism: Adapting to the Changing of the Times Throughout American history, Protestantism has undergone a complete and radical change, and has adapted to the American way of life. The Protestants arrived to the New World by the ambitious travels of the Puritans, to escape religious persecution. After arriving in the New World, Protestants began the practice of denominationalism and divided themselves into churches with others of similar beliefs on how to practice Christianity. After the revolutionary war, attendances in local churches were very low, but due to the preaching of many influential Protestant ministers, there was a large increase in church attendance. This occurred during the First Great Awakening. The Second Great Awakening also brought up a lot of change in how Protestants viewed immigrants from around Europe, most of which were from the Catholic faith. Protestants have gone through significant changes since the time Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses, and American Protestantism has adapted to the changing times. As a new variation of Christianity, Protestantism’s history is very young compared the ideologies of Roman Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity. However in the Untied States today and in the history, Protestantism has largely been the main variant of Christianity in the Untied States as well as the most popular religion in the country 1 . Of course Protestantism was
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first founded by Martin Luther after he was disgusted about the Catholic Church’s corruption 2 . Martin Luther was not fond of the sale of indulgences sold by the Catholic clergy as well as sexual and finical corruption among the Catholic clergy 2 . This growing disillusionment with the Roman Catholic Church made Luther to create the 95 Theses which in turn gave birth to Protestantism. Following after Luther, the Die evangelische Kirche (“The Church of the Gospels”) was founded 2 . This church that returned to the practices of the earliest Christian communities used the Luther bible. Also during and after Luther’s tirade against the Catholic Church, John Calvin adopted many of Luther’s principles and furthered the idea of radical monotheism
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