Origin of reformation
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Examples from the Web for post-reformation
The hideous monstrosities of post-Reformation times did not then disfigure our churches.
Some of these post-Reformation vessels are extremely interesting.
Of other rectors of the post-Reformation period we know little or nothing.The Church of Grasmere
Mary L. Armitt
Nearly all are post-Reformation—a fact which speaks for itself.Chats on Military Curios
Stanley C. Johnson
But the post-Reformation dogmatists took fright at their own freedom.The Making of the New Testament
Benjamin W. Bacon
- happening or existing in the period or age after the Reformation
- the act or an instance of reforming or the state of being reformed
- a religious and political movement of 16th-century Europe that began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the establishment of the Protestant Churches
Word Origin and History for post-reformation
"improvement, alteration for the better," late 14c., "restoration;" mid-15c., "improvement," from Old French reformacion and directly from Latin reformationem (nominative reformatio), noun of action from past participle stem of reformare (see reform (v.)). In reference to the European religious movement, it is attested by 1540s, borrowed from Luther. The movement began as a bid to reform doctrines and practices of the Church of Rome.
A religious movement in the sixteenth century that began as an attempted reform of the Roman Catholic Church but resulted in the founding of Protestant churches separate from it. Some of the leaders of the Reformation were Martin Luther, John Calvin, and John Knox. The Reformation was established in England after King Henry VIII declared himself head of the Christian Church in that country.