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Protestant churches deny universal authority of the Pope.
  a member of or relating to any of the Western churches that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation
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The word Protestant is based on the word protest — in reference to the protest against the Catholic church.

The most common protestant denominations include Baptists, Pentecostals, Anglicans, Methodists, Lutherans, and Presbyterians.
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  • Protestant churches deny universal authority of the Pope.
  • Protestant work ethic
  • Northern Ireland has twice as many Protestants as Catholics.
  • I feel sorry for the beautiful Protestant girls, they’re doomed.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes

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  • He knew that Sissy believed in the Church...any Church, Catholic, or Protestant;
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • She was completely unaware that with one twist of the tongue she could plunge Jean Louise into a moral turmoil by making her niece doubt her own motives and best intentions, by tweaking the protestant, philistine strings of Jean Louise’s conscience until they vibrated like a spectral zither.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • She’d have to ask Suzanne, even though Suzanne was Protestant, not Catholic.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Is she a Protestant?
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Frau Elena is a Protestant nun from Alsace who is more fond of children than of supervision.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • In the parable of Yamacraw there was a time when the black people supported themselves well, worked hard, and lived up to the sacred tenets laid down in the Protestant ethic.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • Somewhere in the halcyon future, I think I must have reasoned, I would meet a cuddlesome, jolly girl who would simply gather me into her with frenzied whoopees, unhindered by that embargo placed upon their flesh by the nasty little Protestants who had so tortured me in the back seats of a score of cars.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I preferred Catholic churches to Protestant ones, the more ornate the better, because there was more to look at.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • So of course, I suppose you would be Protestant.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • It was my first time in Amsterdam; I’d seen almost nothing of the city and yet the room itself, in its bleak, drafty, sunscrubbed beauty, gave a keen sense of Northern Europe, a model of the Netherlands in miniature: whitewash and Protestant probity, co-mingled with deep-dyed luxury brought in merchant ships from the East.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • My confidence in pulpit Gospel lessened at the vision of Miss Maudie stewing forever in various Protestant hells.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Whites and blacks, Catholics and Protestants, men and women.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Newton was buried in Westminster Abbey, the seat of English Protestantism.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Protestants practice confession, too, though a little less formally, often confiding in God without an intermediary.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Giles, are you a Protestant?’
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • White, American, Protestant.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • Deborah and I came from very different cultures: I grew up white and agnostic in the Pacific Northwest, my roots half New York Jew and half Midwestern Protestant; Deborah was a deeply religious black Christian from the South.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • However, they are controversial in the Protestant Church.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Or, to the unread, unsophisticated Protestant of the Middle American States, why does the passing mention of a White Friar or a White Nun, evoke such an eyeless statue in the soul?
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • It is Anglo-Saxon and Protestant.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • What object, think you, have this expedition to Re and this league with the Protestants of La Rochelle which I am projecting?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Lansing’s Protestant chaplain, the Reverend James Post, so valued it that he hung it in his office, where it hangs still: a slick and pretty Saviour, with full lips and grieving eyes.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Oftentimes, this Protestant and Puritan divine had plied it on his own shoulders, laughing bitterly at himself the while, and smiting so much the more pitilessly because of that bitter laugh.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The Protestant churches in the towns were fighting for their existence in a country where they were newcomers.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • It was she who objected to the neighboring Protestant preachers and gave the matter into Ashley’s hands, marking passages in her book for him to read.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • And as to their Protestants, they are the followers of Laelius Socinus, who denied our Saviour’s divinity; and have no concern about the divine inspiration of the Holy Ghost.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Esther had given her a rosary of black beads with a silver cross, but Amy hung it up and did not use it, feeling doubtful as to its fitness for Protestant prayers.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Into this zone now trooped, each evening, Kiyoshi Tanimoto and four other Protestant ministers and, with them, a trumpeter and a drummer tooting, and thumping "Onward, Christian Soldiers."
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • He contributed regularly to the Protestant churches, ’for sentiment’s sake,’ as he said with a flourish of the hand.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • This state is a Protestant region and a daughter in a convent would politically ruin me.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Another time, this was eloquently illustrated in a small community where there had been much tension between Protestants and Catholics.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • …When do us Protestants get a chance to eat, father? .
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • Morrison is American, of course, and raised in the Protestant tradition, but the Bible is nonsectarian.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • That day it was yuletide, and it struck me that Ned Land badly missed celebrating "Christmas," that genuine family holiday where Protestants are such zealots.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • I spoken Dutch tolerably well; I told him who we were, and begged him, in consideration of our being Christians and Protestants, of neighbouring countries in strict alliance, that he would move the captains to take some pity on us.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • No one knew what her faith was—Catholic, Protestant, or Orthodox.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Since the days of the Reformation, Protestantism has been characterized by its emphasis on faith.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • I meant to cover it just as much as could be, Diana, but when I carried it in I was imagining I was a nun—of course I’m a Protestant but I imagined I was a Catholic—taking the veil to bury a broken heart in cloistered seclusion; and I forgot all about covering the pudding sauce.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • Doctors, chauffeurs, and Protestant clergymen could never smell of liquor, as could painters, brokers, cavalry leaders; Dick blamed himself only for indiscretion.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • It was the same in the days of Papist and Protestant, or Stuart and Orangeman, who would meet together with shillelaghs in their hands and murder in their hearts.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Protestant as she was, Lucy darted forward.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • "But it is the Protestants, and not we," cried the other impatiently, "who recommend the Bible."
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • There are a few less deaths from hunger with you, and a few more from fever; your social hygiene is not much better than ours; shadows, which are Protestant in England, are Catholic in Italy; but, under different names, the vescovo is identical with the bishop, and it always means night, and of pretty nearly the same quality.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • "Why, sir," replied the captain, "I am a true-blue Protestant, and I thank God for it."
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • Religiously, we’re 85% Protestants; 12% Catholics; Rest, indifferent.
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
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