"OUR STORY"

21.  The Spread of Protestant Reform
(1500s)

Why was the Protestant Reformation such a "political" event--and not just a matter of renewing and strengthening the people's personal faith in God?

Was the Protestant Reformation limited just to Germany, Switzerland and Scotland? How did Protestantism come to England? What was the Catholic church doing during this period to protect its position in Europe? What happened to Protestantism (Lutheranism) in Germany? What happened to Protestantism (Calvinist Huguenots) in France? What happened in the Netherlands?
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Miles H. Hodges - 2002