Origin of reformation
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Examples from the Web for reformation
I invite you to visit the Gay Christian Network and the Reformation Project, two organizations doing just that.Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around
December 14, 2014
These not-so-very-dark ages fostered intellectual and cultural forces that themselves led to the Reformation.Deconstructing David Brat’s ‘Scholarship’
June 12, 2014
Some time will be needed before any reformation is accepted.Michael Tomasky on How Mitt Romney Finally Killed Reaganomics
November 13, 2012
The person who came up with the idea is thought to have been Martin Luther, father of the Reformation.A Holiday Lesson from Auschwitz
December 26, 2009
No one has met with more abuse than Becket, ever since the Reformation.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
What is it, he asks, that he has promised, but reformation by my example?Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
Many of them were destroyed at the Reformation, together with the stone altars.
After the Reformation the tax was collected, but given to the bishop.
"In the way of reformation though, I hope, I shall all my life," said Harry.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)
- 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 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.