"The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century"
This paper reviews, in detail Roland H. Bainton's survey text "The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century" in which he presents its leaders, movements, creeds and historical settings.
# 65822 | 3,520 words | 0 sources | 2005 |
Published on May 20, 2006 in History (Religion) , English (Analysis) , History (European - 16th Century)
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This paper explains that Roland H. Bainton's in "The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century" examines the conditions which caused the irrevocable contravene between Luther and the Church and its consequence for 16th century Europe. The author points out the exceptional value of the forward section by Jaroslav Pelikan. The paper states that the book is well written, easy to understand and has many historical facts such as specific details about the Diet of Worms, the institution of the Holy Commonwealth of Geneva, Henry VIII's break with Rome and William the Silent's great effort for Dutch Freedom.
From the Paper:"The medieval church entered into a different phase and experienced a lot of changes in the 16th century. This change was due since the 15th century. The Pentecostal church is said to have been responsible to conserve the three great spiritual reforms, Lutheran, Wesleyan and Pentecostal. All these revival movements were helpful to bring back to light the various Christian experiences that had disappeared since the early times of the church. This reformation started with the Lutheran Reformation of the sixteenth century. Martin Luther became one of the most famous German Augustinians. In 1506, he joined the Augustinian community in the German town of Erfurt and he also took his first vows there."
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