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Definition a series of Christian efforts to reform the Catholic Church which led to major protestant denominations separate than the Catholic Church
  • Most scholars date the reformation from Luther's 1517 publishing of The Ninety-Five Theses to the 1648 Treaty of Westphalia.
  • Unlike most involved in the Reformation, Luther argued that free will was the central issue.
  • The Renaissance, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the Scientific Revolution were some of the major signposts on Western civilization's road to modernity.
    Dinesh D'Souza  --  What's So Great About America
  • As if the ripple at its widest desired to be verified by a reformation of itself, to be drawn in and drawn out through its point of origin.
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry
  • That was the beginning of your reformation.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • We have gone through a pretense of truce and reformation, straight into deadlock.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • The Reformation opened the door a little wider.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • He denounced Cal's godlessness, demanded his reformation.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • This was the only country that the reformation never reached.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • You are sure it is somewhere in your mind near the top—you saw it there the other day when you were looking up the beginnings of the Reformation.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • During the Reformation, theologians looked to the old Hebrew Bible.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • I do not expect that you, who always rebelled against my just authority, exerted for your benefit and reformation, should owe me any good-will now.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • But if a man reforms, doesn't he deserve to have his reformation credited sooner or later?
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • In brief, soldiers fought for the Spanish Counter-Reformation, for Napoleon, for Garibaldi—and now we have Prussian soldiers.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • You must make some reformation in that quarter.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He thirsted for that reformation and renewal.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • He tried to impose his reformation by the sword, and plunged the civilized world into misery and chaos.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Historically their zeal stems not from the strength of the Catholic Church but from its weakness in the face of the Reformation.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • (2) The purification and reformation of oneself for its reception, and (3) The improvement of the human race by striving for such purification.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Not until the Reformation in the sixteenth century was there any protest against the idea that people could only obtain salvation through the Church.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World

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