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  1. Protestantism is the largest grouping of Christians in the United States, with its combined denominations collectively comprising about 43% of the country's population (or 141 million people) in 2019. [1] . Other estimates suggest that 48.5% of the U.S. population (or 157 million people) is Protestant. [2] .

  2. The supporters of the Awakening and its evangelical thrust— Presbyterians, Baptists and Methodists —became the largest American Protestant denominations by the first decades of the 19th century. By the 1770s, the Baptists were growing rapidly both in the north (where they founded Brown University ), and in the South.

  3. The meeting was in Berlin, and he toured many other places in Germany, and learned more about Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. When MLK's father returned to the United States, he decided to change his name and his son's name; and in 1957, their names were legally changed to Martin Luther King, Sr. and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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  5. Protestantism originated from the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. The term Protestant comes from the Protestation at Speyer in 1529, where the nobility protested against enforcement of the Edict of Worms which subjected advocates of Lutheranism to forfeit of all their property. [1] However, the theological underpinnings go back much ...

  6. The Protestant Heritage, Protestantism originated in the 16th-century Reformation, and its basic doctrines, in addition to those of the ancient Christian creeds, are justification by grace alone through faith, the priesthood of all believers, and the supremacy of Holy Scripture in matters of faith

  7. Summary. It is virtually impossible to understand the history of the American experience without Protestantism. The theological and religious descendants of the Protestant Reformation arrived in the United States in the early 17th century, shaped American culture in the 18th century, grew dramatically in the 19th century, and continued to be ...

  8. The Protestant Reformation began in Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31, 1517, when Martin Luther, a teacher and a monk, published a document he called Disputation on the Power of Indulgences, or 95 Theses. The document was a series of 95 ideas about Christianity that he invited people to debate with him. These ideas were controversial because ...