His central teachings, that the Bible is the central source of religious authority and that salvation is reached through faith and not deeds, shaped the core of Protestantism….

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday. Though many companies and organizations opt to give their employees the day off, it isn’t mandatory for most workplaces…

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German sociologist Max Weber, in The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1904–05), held that the Protestant ethic was an important factor in the economic success of…

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Yes. Luther’s reformation was a conservative one, so he held onto anything that seemed good — he just redefined things back to what they began as, in accordance…

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Propaganda during the Reformation, helped by the spread of the printing press throughout Europe and in particular within Germany, caused new ideas, thoughts, and doctrine to be made…

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Do all 50 states recognize Martin Luther King Day? President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. At…

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In September of 1951, Martin Luther King Jr. began doctoral studies in Systematic Theology at Boston University. … His dissertation, “A Comparison of God in the Thinking of…

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The name “Derry” is preferred by nationalists and it is broadly used throughout Northern Ireland’s Catholic community, as well as that of the Republic of Ireland, whereas many…

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Written over the course of almost a century after Jesus’ death, the four gospels of the New Testament, though they tell the same story, reflect very different ideas…

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Through Baptism the Holy Spirit works rebirth (Titus 3:4–7), creates faith in them, and saves them (1 Peter 3:21). Although some deny the possibility of infant faith, the…

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