The idea of reform in the sixteenth century protestant reformers

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All rights reserved. The idea of reform is central throughout Church history. There is, however, a tendency to use it above all to refer to the Protestant Reformation in the sixteenth century. This article analyzes the idea of reform found in the writings of the Protestant reformers, considering both the background of the medieval terminology of reform and the contrast between the idea of reform and the idea of restitution held by the radical reformers.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)321-345
Number of pages25
JournalScripta Theologica
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2018


  • Calvin
  • Luther
  • Melanchthon
  • Reformation
  • Restitution

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