- This term (from the Latin reformare, meaning "to form again" or "to change") refers to the movement that began in the early sixteenth century and sought changes in the Roman Catholic Church; the Reformation eventually led to the formation of separate Protestant Churches, including Lutherans, Calvinists, and Anglicans. Subsequently, there were further divisions among these Churches that resulted in a wide range of denominations.
Glossary of theological terms. John T. Ford. 2014.
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