This is a WordPress repost of an excellent article authored by Todd Clay from theolocast.org . Todd provides us with a brief overview of some of the major players in the Protestant Reformation, the 16th-century religious, political, intellectual and cultural upheaval that splintered Catholic Europe, setting in place the structures and beliefs that would define the continent in the modern era. There is much to be learned from our Christian history and all Christians can benefit from the lessons it has left us.
An overview of the Reformation, remembering some of its major players and what they taught, and how God used the Reformation protected his true church from error.
On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the Wittenberg Cathedral door. The obscure Augustinian Monk was attempting to start a scholarly debate on various abuses in the church. Instead, he started a religious revolution.
In 2017, we celebrated the 500th anniversary of the birth of the Reformation. The Protestant Reformation, usually just referred to as the Reformation, was a 16th century religious reform movement that began inside the Catholic Church and eventually splintered the church causing widespread religious, cultural, and intellectual upheaval in Europe. Those who sided with the Reformers were called Protestants since they “protested” the dominant Catholic Church while those who sided with the Catholic Church remained Catholics or Roman Catholics.
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