The Reformation And Martin Luther And The Protestant Reformation

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The Reformation, also called Protestant Reformation. It is the religious revolution that took place in the Western church in the 16th century. Its greatest leaders undoubtedly were Martin Luther and John Calvin. Having reached political economic, and social effects, the Reformation became the basis for the founding of Protestantism, one of the three major branches of Christianity. The movement began by Martin Luther when he made his dramatic stand quickly spread across Europe. “Within a short amount of time, new forms of religious practices, doctrines, and organizations, including Zwinglianism, Calvinism, Anabaptism, and Anglicanism, were attracting adherents all over Europe” (spielvogel 366). Although it seemed very helpless to stop the new Protestant churches, the Catholic church also underwent a reformation and manage to revive its fortunes by the mid 16th century. Very soon the doctrine divisions between Protestants and Catholics led to a series of religious wars that dominated the history of western Europe in the second half of the 16th century. The Reformation was not unprecedented. Martin Luther claimed that what had distinguished him from previous reformers was that while they attacked corruption in the life of the church, he went to the theological root of the problem. World War I, also called the First World War or Great War. It was an international conflict that in 1914-18 embroiled most of the nations of Europe along with Russia, the United States, the Middle
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