What is the difference between Lutheranism and Calvinism?

What is the difference between Lutheranism and Calvinism?

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  1. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    According to Calvinism, the only religious authority is the Bible. Lutheranism holds to the belief that religious authority is warranted to “representatives” who have the proper authority to convey biblical truths.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      What do you mean? I thought they were Sola scriptura

      Calvinists basically want to try and rationally resolve every single line of the bible to make it all internally consistent, no matter how grim and twisted the final result.

      Lutheranism has more implicit yet unstated mysticism that allows for a message which sounds more like early Christianity.

      From my research (and this is why I ask), it looks like Lutherans are just Calvinists that like to shrug more

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Calvinism is scholasticism-lite solely working from the bible instead of sighting Aristotle and Neoplatonists as sources, Lutheranism is just bible only plus Luther's interpretation.

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Calvinists basically want to try and rationally resolve every single line of the bible to make it all internally consistent, no matter how grim and twisted the final result.

    Lutheranism has more implicit yet unstated mysticism that allows for a message which sounds more like early Christianity.

  3. 6 months ago
    Dirk

    They're different families under the same protestant umbrella. Lutherans are generally more comfortable with imagery and hymns than the reformed. Lutheran polity is all over the map, reformed polity is either presby or congregationalists and the offices are clearly defined. Lutherans are German/north germanic speakers, reformed are German, English, Dutch, French.
    The classic dividing issue is their respective views of the eucharist. Zwinglianism (a subset of reformed, arguably counter to Calvinism) is irreconcilable with lutheranism. See the Marburg colloquy.
    Calvin and Bullinger wrote the "consensus tigurinus" which stands in the middle between Luther and zwingli.
    In a number of places, both in Europe and North America, Lutherans and reformed (calvinists) have merged into a single body.

    Lecture series https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRgREWf4NFWYZZoAYL9yomx7mvuwh7G6B&si=GLi9823vSG4LYhE2

  4. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    1. Predestination - Calvinists are strict about this, Lutherans believe in double predestination meaning you can be chosen to be saved but not chosen to be condemned.

    2.Communion - Lutherans believe in a physical, sacramental real presence (but they don't worship it like Catholics, nor do they think their ministers can make bread become Christ's body, to them how it happens is a mystery) while Calvinists believe it's only spiritual.

    3. Salvation - Calvinists believe if you're of the elect it's impossible for you to lose salvation, Lutherans believe you can lose it once you stop believing.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Lutherans believe in double predestination
      technically single predestination fren. I assumed that's what you meant

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes that's what I was trying to say.

  5. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just a few differences.

    • 6 months ago
      Dirk

      >people read and interpret for themselves
      Inaccurate

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks

  6. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >lutheranism
    moving towards a semitic mindset, but still containing european character
    >calvinism
    the total abolishment of all europeanism from christianity, a spiritually talmudic creed

  7. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    The more important question - who got it right?

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Calvin, duh

  8. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Calvinism is reformed Lutheranism. It's basically saying that Luther didn't go far enough from separating from the Catholic Church

  9. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lutheranism: Christianity for autistic Germanics
    Calvinism: ADVANCED Christianity for autistic Germanics

  10. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Calvinism is the continuation of the Lutheran reformation

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