I had absolutely no idea that protestant came from the word protest. I’ve heard the word all my life and never thought to ask what it meant. As a child it meant… “not Catholic.” That was good enough for me. Not that Catholic was a bad thing, my best friend was a Catholic and I thank my protestant parents for letting me go to church with her. I went so many times, I know a little bit about what it feels like to be Catholic. During the medieval era, the word protestant came about because some Roman Catholics protested certain things about Catholicism. They became Protestants and are known as such today.
Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret Genealogy – A How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy II – Uncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III – From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:
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