Reformation Leaders The leaders of the reformation had one thing in common: Most of them were adamant that the Catholic Church was in dire need of reform. The first catalyst for change was Desiderius Erasmus. He was a humanist scholar.
Execution of Jan Hus in Konstanz Utraquist Hussitism was allowed there alongside the Roman Catholic confession. By the time the Reformation arrived, the Kingdom of Bohemia and the Margraviate of Moravia both had majority Hussite populations for decades now.
Unrest due to the Great Schism of Western Christianity — excited wars between princes, uprisings among the peasants, and widespread concern over corruption in the Church. Hus objected to some of the practices of the Catholic Church and wanted to return the church in Bohemia and Moravia to earlier practices: Czechhaving lay people receive communion in both kinds bread and wine — that is, in Latin, communio sub utraque speciemarried priests, and eliminating indulgences and the concept of Purgatory.
Some of these, like the use of local language as the lithurgic language, were approved by the pope as early as in the 9th century. The council did not address the national tensions or the theological tensions stirred up during the previous century and could not prevent schism and the Hussite Wars in Bohemia.
He was the father of seven children, including Lucrezia and Cesare Borgia. Martin Luther and the beginning[ edit ] See also: The theses debated and criticised the Church and the papacy, but concentrated upon the selling of indulgences and doctrinal policies about purgatoryparticular judgment The most important leader of the protestant reformation, and the authority of the pope.
He would later in the period — write works on the Catholic devotion to Virgin Marythe intercession of and devotion to the saints, the sacraments, mandatory clerical celibacy, monasticism, further on the authority of the pope, the ecclesiastical law, censure and excommunication, the role of secular rulers in religious matters, the relationship between Christianity and the law, and good works.
Magisterial Reformation Parallel to events in Germany, a movement began in Switzerland under the leadership of Huldrych Zwingli. These two movements quickly agreed on most issues, but some unresolved differences kept them separate.
Some followers of Zwingli believed that the Reformation was too conservative, and moved independently toward more radical positions, some of which survive among modern day Anabaptists. Other Protestant movements grew up along lines of mysticism or humanismsometimes breaking from Rome or from the Protestants, or forming outside of the churches.
After this first stage of the Reformation, following the excommunication of Luther and condemnation of the Reformation by the Pope, the work and writings of John Calvin were influential in establishing a loose consensus among various groups in Switzerland, ScotlandHungary, Germany and elsewhere.
The Reformation foundations engaged with Augustinianism ; both Luther and Calvin thought along lines linked with the theological teachings of Augustine of Hippo.
Radical Reformation The Radical Reformation was the response to what was believed to be the corruption in the Catholic Church and the expanding Magisterial Protestant movement led by Martin Luther and many others.
Beginning in Germany and Switzerland in the 16th century, the Radical Reformation gave birth to many radical Protestant groups throughout Europe. In parts of Germany, Switzerland and Austria, a majority sympathized with the Radical Reformation despite intense persecution.
The Reformation was a triumph of literacy and the new printing press. From onward, religious pamphlets flooded Germany and much of Europe. The Reformation was thus a media revolution. Luther strengthened his attacks on Rome by depicting a "good" against "bad" church.
From there, it became clear that print could be used for propaganda in the Reformation for particular agendas.
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It did not became an international issue until the s. Inthe Reformation began with Luther and caught on instantly.The leaders of the reformation had one thing in common: they were all sincerely interested in religion. Most of them were adamant that the Catholic Church was in dire need of reform.
The first catalyst for change was Desiderius Erasmus. People of the Protestant Reformation. A list of some of the most influential people in the Protestant Reformation. The Protestant Reformation refers to the period in the 15th Century, when some Christians broke away from the Roman Catholic church, beginning new Protestant movements.
Leaders of the Protestant Reformation. STUDY. PLAY. Martin Luther () • Was the leader of the Protestant Reformation. Created the sect of Christianity called Lutheran. German monk. • Germany • He posted the 95 theses that initiated the Protestant Reformation • Was the most important figure in the second Protestant Reformation.
The Reformation (more fully the Protestant Reformation, or the European Reformation) was a schism in Western Christianity initiated by Martin Luther and continued by Huldrych Zwingli, John Calvin and other Protestant Reformers in 16th-century Europe.
People of the Protestant Reformation. A list of some of the most influential people in the Protestant Reformation.
The Protestant Reformation refers to the period in the 15th Century, when some Christians broke away from the Roman Catholic church, beginning new Protestant movements. Reformation, also called Protestant Reformation, the religious revolution that took place in the Western church in the 16th century.
Its greatest leaders undoubtedly were Martin Luther and John Calvin.