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  • proper noun The religious movement initiated by Martin Luther in the 16th century to reform the Roman Catholic Church.

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  • In ecclesiastical history the term Reformation has been applied specifically to the important religious movement of the sixteenth century which resulted in the formation of the various Protestant churches of that period.

    The Last Reformation

  • The principles involved in what we call the Reformation were momentous.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07

  • The reappearance of the New Testament in Greek, after the long reign of the Vulgate, contributed mightily to that renewal and revival of life which we call the Reformation; while its translation into the modern languages liberated a moral and intellectual force of which no adequate measurement can be made.

    Books and Culture

  • Thus the principles involved in what we call the Reformation were momentous.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7) The Age of the Despots

  • This mighty French genius launched his Word nearly twenty years after the religious revolution had begun: round that Word the battle of Church and counter-Church was fought out; and the destruction of Christian unity, which we call the Reformation, was essentially for more than a century to become the product of a vivid effort, enthusiastic as early Islam had been, to replace the ancient Christian thing by Calvin's new creed.

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  • Others have shed their blood for the faith, like the early Christian martyrs of Rome, or Thomas More, John Fisher and Edmund Campion in Reformation England.

    The Counter-Reformation: Ignatius and the Jesuits

  • Bouyer contends that the only way to safeguard the positive principles of the Reformation is through the Catholic Church.

    "Protestantism is dangerous. ..."

  • This time around -- since I am now over sixty and had previously earned a Masters degree in Reformation history -- school has been an awakening -- an arousal of my most creative and best talents; a discovery of creative talents that I either never knew existed or did not believe I possessed.

    Elizabeth Westling: A new career late in life

  • Others have shed their blood for the faith, like the early Christian martyrs of Rome, or Thomas More, John Fisher and Edmund Campion in Reformation England.

    Protestantism

  • Others have shed their blood for the faith, like the early Christian martyrs of Rome, or Thomas More, John Fisher and Edmund Campion in Reformation England.

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