Antedating of "Protestantism"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Dec 25 18:57:20 UTC 2005

Protestantism (OED 1649)

1640 Samuel Clarke _A Generall Martyrologie_ 183 (Early English Books
Online)  Then did they send abroad their Commissioners of Reformation, who
in every Town and Village endeavored to bring Protestantism into disgrace.

Fred Shapiro

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