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All articles & reviews tagged with protestant

Historical

November 2017
Articles > Historical

Why the mediaeval church needed reforming (2)

In mediaeval Europe, various ‘nonconformist’ groups emerged, such as the Bogomils, Cathars, Albigenses and Waldensians. There were also individuals who tried to make a difference from within the Catholic church. Marsilius of Padua (1270-1342) was one. He held almost pure Protestant teaching. Such teaching was spreading like wildfire among students in the universities, among…

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Historical

November 2017
Articles > Historical

John Rogers, Reformation martyr

Over 460 years ago, on 4 February 1555, John Rogers was tied to a post in Smithfield, London, firewood was heaped around him, and he was burned to death — because he was an evangelical Christian. In the next three and a half years, nearly 300 more martyrs died in the same way. Our…

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Article

March 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

Reformation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Over the past five years, we have seen Protestants making greater concessions to the Roman Catholic Church in the historic signing of Evangelicals and Catholics Together 1994 and 1997. There is a strong prevailing disposition among the neo-evangelical community to give up (or at least minimise) the major doctrinal differences between Protestant churches and…

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Article

November 1996
Articles > Biblical/theological

What is a Reformed church?

The term ‘Reformed’ has received considerable prominence in recent years. It has become quite common to speak and hear of Reformed doctrine, Reformed practice, Reformed worship etc., but it is to be feared that many Christians are still unsure about the precise meaning of the term. What exactly does it mean? And what kind…

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