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Published by Ryerson Press in Toronto .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Reformation

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby Joseph C. McLelland.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBR305.2 M3 1962a
The Physical Object
Pagination238 p.
Number of Pages238
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15020019M

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The Riveting Story of the Reformation and Its Significance Today The Reformation unfolded in the cathedrals and town squares of Europe--in Wittenberg, Worms, Rome, Geneva, and Zurich--and it is a stirring story of courage and cowardice, of betrayal and faith. The story begins with the Catholic Church and its desperate need for reform/5.   The Riveting Story of the Reformation and Its Significance Today The Reformation unfolded in the cathedrals and town squares of Europe--in Wittenberg, Worms, Rome, Geneva, and Zurich--and it is a stirring story of courage and cowardice, of betrayal and faith. The story begins with the Catholic Church and its desperate need for reform. The dramatic events that followed are traced from /5(). The Protestant Reformation was a major 16th century European movement aimed initially at reforming the beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic religious aspects were supplemented by ambitious political rulers who wanted to extend their power and control at the expense of the Church. “But Luther did more than bring out the feeling of insignificance which already pervaded the social classes to whom he preached—he offered them a solution. By not only accepting his own insignificance but by humiliating himself to the utmost, by giving up on every vestige of individual will, by renouncing and denouncing his individual strength, the individual could hope to be acceptable to.

  Mark the Occasion. The Council of Bishops will join in an ecumenical service to observe the Reformation’s th anniversary at noon Oct. 25 at the United Methodist Building in Washington.. Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta will mark its annual Reformation Day with worship, lectures, a concert and celebration from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT Oct. Importance to Us Today As United Methodists today, nearly years after the start of the Reformation, what is its significance to us? Why even observe it? After all, we are not the descendants of Luther. Our roots are deep in the Anglican tradition: Both John and Charles Wesley were priests in the Church of .   In our post-modern world with its relativism and skepticism, Luther’s focus on Scripture as identity-shaping narrative highlights the relevance of the Reformation. While we read, study, and interpret Scripture, Luther emphasized that ultimately Scripture reads, studies, interprets and transforms us.   John Huss was the spark. Martin Luther lit the torch. Men like Ulrich Zwingli and John Calvin fanned the flames of the Protestant Reformation, which this month will celebrate its th year anniversary! Isn’t that remarkable? This magnificent movement of the gospel swept across Europe more than five hundred years ago.

  I haven't read the book, of course, but the article seems to me rather old fashioned. Many historians today have dropped the term Counter-reformation in favor of Catholic Refomation. During his early years, whenever Luther read what would become the famous "Reformation text"—Romans —his eyes were drawn not to the word faith, but to the word righteous.   Some of Its Significance for Contemporary Unitarian Universalists the Unitarians who today are found in Hungary and Romanian Transylvania. Oh, an English traveler published an account of Francis David, Reformation Unitarianism & Some of Its Significance for Contemporary Unitarian Universalists Page 2 of 5. The Reformation has been an extraordinary force for global education. The Middle Ages gave birth to the first European universities that trained a select cadre of scholars. But in the Protestant Reformation, the quest for universal education was unleashed. Martin Luther, a professor at the University of Wittenberg, early on called for the.