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Lutheranism

The Christian Protestant religion of Lutheranism has an estimated 8,000,000 followers or Lutherans. Lutheranism was based on writings of Martin Luther, who started the Protestant Reformation by nailing his 95 Theses to the door of the Roman Catholic Church in Wittenberg, Germany in 1517.

The first Lutheran congregation in America was founded in Wilmington, Delaware in 1638. Lutheranism is the main religion of the Nordic countries (Norway, Denmark, Sweden & Finland), Iceland and Greenland.

Lutheran churches use a congregational governing system, which makes them independent from one another. Lutherans are mostly conservative in religious and social ethics. Infants are baptized. Lutherans teach that salvation comes through faith alone and faith is based on the Holy Bible.


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