Protestant Reformers

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fictitious dispute between leading Protestant Reformers (sitting at the left side of the table: Luther, Zwingli, Calvin, Melanchthon, Bugenhagen and Oecolampadius) and representatives of the Catholic Church

Protestant Reformers were those theologians whose careers, works and actions brought about the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. Historically speaking, "Protestant" was the name given to those princes present at the Holy Roman Imperial Diet of Speyer in 1529 who protested the revocation of the suspension, granted at a prior Diet of Speyer in 1526, of Edict of Worms of 1521, which had outlawed Martin Luther and his followers.

Precursors

There were a number of people who contributed to the development of the Reformation, but lived before it, including:

Magisterial Reformers

There were a number of key reformers within the Magisterial Reformation, including:

Radical Reformers

Reformers of the Radical Reformation and the Anabaptist movement included:

Second Front Reformers

There were also a number of people who initially cooperated with the Radical Reformers, but separated from them to form a "Second Front", principally in objection to sacralism. Among these were:

Counter Reformers

Roman Catholics who worked against the Protestant Reformation included:

See also

Further reading

  • George, Timothy. Theology of the Reformers. Nashville, Tenn.: Broadman Press, 1988. N.B.: Comparative studies of the various leaders of the Magisterial and Radical movements of the 16th century Protestant Reformation.
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Protestant_Reformers&oldid=808642014"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protestant_Reformers
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Protestant Reformers"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA