Origin of reformation
Examples from the Web for reformation
These not-so-very-dark ages fostered intellectual and cultural forces that themselves led to the Reformation.
Some time will be needed before any reformation is accepted.Michael Tomasky on How Mitt Romney Finally Killed Reaganomics|Michael Tomasky|November 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The person who came up with the idea is thought to have been Martin Luther, father of the Reformation.
Was the reformation not ushered in by a small and persecuted group?Woman and Socialism|August Bebel
Since the Reformation 'twas commuted into preaching on the Holy-dayes.Brief Lives (Vol. 1 of 2)|John Aubrey
And yet the burden of the Reformation rested upon the shoulders of this young man.The Life of Philip Melanchthon|Karl Friedrich Ledderhose
In England, where an anxious multitude have been waiting for reformation in government for years, disappointment is destruction.
The staircase, as my readers may remember, has a strange connection with the Reformation.Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber|James Aitken Wylie
British Dictionary definitions for reformation (1 of 2)
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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.
Culture definitions for reformation
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.