30 Facts About Reformation


Reformation was a major movement within Western Christianity in 16th-century Europe that posed a religious and political challenge to the Catholic Church and in particular to papal authority, arising from what were perceived to be errors, abuses, and discrepancies by the Catholic Church.

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The Reformation was the start of Protestantism and the split of the Western Church into Protestantism and what is the Roman Catholic Church.

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The Reformation developed further to include a distinction between Law and Gospel, a complete reliance on Scripture as the only source of proper doctrine and the belief that faith in Jesus is the only way to receive God's pardon for sin rather than good works.

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Reformation was accordingly characterised as the "evening star" of scholasticism and as the morning star or of the English Reformation.

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Reformation was the father of seven children, including Lucrezia and Cesare Borgia.

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Some followers of Zwingli believed that the Reformation was too conservative, and moved independently toward more radical positions, some of which survive among modern day Anabaptists.

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Radical Reformation was the response to what was believed to be the corruption in both the Roman Catholic Church and the Magisterial Reformation.

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Reformation was a triumph of literacy and the new printing press.

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Reformation dramatised Luther's views on the relationship between the Old and New Testaments, while remaining mindful of Luther's careful distinctions about proper and improper uses of visual imagery.

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Each year drew new theologians to embrace the Reformation and participate in the ongoing, European-wide discussion about faith.

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The Reformation did not receive overt state support until 1525, although it was only due to the protection of Elector Frederick the Wise that Luther survived after being declared an outlaw, in hiding at Wartburg Castle and then returning to Wittenberg.

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Reformation spread widely throughout Europe, starting with Bohemia, in the Czech lands, and, over the next few decades, to other countries.

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Some followers of Zwingli believed that the Reformation was too conservative and moved independently toward more radical positions, some of which survive among modern day Anabaptists.

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In Sweden, the Reformation was spearheaded by Gustav Vasa, elected king in 1523, with major contributions by Olaus Petri, a Swedish clergyman.

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English Reformation followed a different course from the Reformation in continental Europe.

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The different character of the English Reformation came rather from the fact that it was driven initially by the political necessities of Henry VIII.

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Reformation's was one of the four executed Quakers known as the Boston martyrs.

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Reformation in Ireland was a movement for the reform of religious life and institutions that was introduced into Ireland by the English administration at the behest of King Henry VIII of England.

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However, in the city of Dublin the Reformation took hold under the auspices of George Browne, Archbishop of Dublin.

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In 1532, the Waldensians, who had been already present centuries before the Reformation, aligned themselves and adopted the Calvinist theology.

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Reformation first entered Poland through the mostly German-speaking areas in the country's north.

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Reformation was very insignificant in what is Moldova and saw single congregations of Hussitism and Calvinism being founded across Besserabia.

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Reformation was the key figure of the Protestant Church of the Slovene Lands, as he was its founder and its first superintendent.

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The Counter-Reformation implemented by the Habsburgs severely damaged Slovakian Protestantism, although in the 2010s Protestants are still a substantial minority in the country.

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Motivating factors in their decision to adopt aspects of the Reformation included the historical rivalry and mistrust between the Greek Orthodox and the Roman Catholic Churches along with their concerns of Jesuit priests entering Greek lands in their attempts to propagate the teachings of the Counter-Reformation to the Greek populace.

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Reformation subsequently sponsored Maximos of Gallipoli's translation of the New Testament into the Modern Greek language and it was published in Geneva in 1638.

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Reformation spread throughout Europe beginning in 1517, reaching its peak between 1545 and 1620.

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Some historians believe that the era of the Reformation came to a close when Catholic France allied itself with Protestant states against the Habsburg dynasty.

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The following outcomes of the Reformation regarding human capital formation, the Protestant ethic, economic development, governance, and "dark" outcomes have been identified by scholars:.

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Reformation'storians began to concentrate on the values, beliefs and behavior of the people at large.

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