The Rise Of The Reformation Essay

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The Reformation was one of the phenomenal religious revolution that took place in the Western church in the 16th century. The Prominent leaders of the revolution were Martin Luther and John Calvin. With diversified influence on socioeconomic as well as political structures of Europe, the reformation became the basis for the birth of Protestantism, which become one of the three major branches of today’s Christianity.
The Protestant Reformation, often referred as the Reformation was a split from the Roman Catholic Church initiated by Martin Luther, John Calvin, Huldrych Zwingli and other early Protestant Reformers:
Protestant Reformers were those theologians, churchmen, and statesmen whose careers, works, and actions brought about the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. Historically speaking, "Protestant" was the name given to those theologians, magnates, and delegations present in the Holy Roman Imperial Diet of Speyer in 1529 who protested the revocation of the suspension, granted at a prior Diet of Speyer in 1526, of the Edict of Worms of 1521, which had outlawed Martin Luther and his followers (Wiki 2015).
The whole ideology of the protest was grounded on Christianity through faith and the grace of God, saying that the church’s rituals didn’t have the power to save souls. Luther argued that far from being infallible the church and the pope made errors all the time. This was a bold thing reflected by him and it get more histrionic when Luther ultimately…

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