Ernst Troeltsch early in the twentieth century called Protestantism a "modification of Catholicism" in which Catholic problems remain, but different solutions are given. The four questions that Protestantism answered in a new way are: How is a person saved? Where does religious authority lie? What is the church? And what is the essence of Christian living?
While at the same time denying any relation to the Catholic Church, many Protestants fail to realize that they hold the name "Protestant" simply because their theology in response to the above four questions stands in direct protest to Roman Catholicism’s own theology.
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