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During the Protestant Reformation ( 14 and 15 century), religion was the only thing that kept people alive. There were three basic religions. Lutheran, which are the followers of Martin Luther, Calvinist, which are the followers and admires of John Calvin, and Presbyterian, which mainly believe in the five solas. All of these religions were the results from the division of the catholic church. Lutheran was the most significant religion during the reformation because it followed Martin Luther. Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546) was a German monk. Lutheranism appeared in Europe after a century of reformist stirrings in Italy under Girolamo Savonarola, in Bohemia under John Huss, and in England under the Lollards. The personal experience of the troubled monk Luther gave shape to many of the original impulses of the Protestant Reformation and is the mind behind Lutheranism to the present. Like many people of conscience in his day, Luther was disturbed by immorality and corruption in the Roman Catholic church, but he concentrated more on
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Unformatted text preview: reform of what he thought was corrupt teaching. “After he experienced what he believed to be the stirrings of grace, he proclaimed a message of divine promise and denounced the human merits through which, he feared, most Catholics thought they were earning the favor of God.” (Marty, 2006) Another religion that came to be because of the Reformation was Calvinist. Calvinism, the Protestant religious perspective associated with the work of John Calvin, includes both the teachings of Calvin and the later developments of his worldview. Calvin's doctrine was catholic in its acceptance of the Trinity, human sinfulness, and the saving work of Jesus Christ. It was Protestant in its commitment to the final authority of the Bible, justification by grace through faith alone, and the bondage of the will for salvation. It was distinctly reformed in its stress on the omnipotent sovereignty of God, the need for discipline in the church, and the ethical seriousness of life....
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