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The Reformation Religions
A discussion on the history of the Reformation religions and their leaders with a focus on Lutheranism, Zwinglianism and Calvinism.
# 68025 | 2,824 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2005 | US

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This paper discusses how Lutheranism, as developed by Martin Luther, is that it affirms the ultimate authority of the word of God, as found in the Bible in matters of both faith and Christian life emphasizing Christ. It points out that a second center of the Reformation was established in Zurich by Zwingli, who was significantly more radical than Luther in his transformation of the ceremonial of the Mass. It further looks at how the Calvinism of the French church reformer John Calvin was a more rigid and consistent form of doctrine with strict moral precepts.

Table of Contents
Martin Luther
The Doctrine of Salvation
Church Organization and Government
John Calvin

From the Paper:

"Lutheran doctrine does not acknowledge saints as a superior class of Christians but as sinners saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Since every Christian is both saint and sinner, saints are also humans just like all others. The priesthood of all believers is related to baptism; Luther considered that both male and female, through baptism, are made priests of God and that all persons serve God during their entire life in their chosen vocations. The office of the pastor is based on a double call: one form God and one from a congregation of Christians. Lutheran clergy may marry, unlike their Roman Catholic counterparts."

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