the Reformation


: the 16th-century religious movement that led to the establishment of the Protestant churches

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Recent Examples on the Web White Christians who spoke the same language, lived cheek by jowl, and mostly watched the same movies and TV shows were not supposed to be willing to kill each other because their ancestors had taken different sides in the Reformation. Fintan O’Toole, The New York Review of Books, 12 Oct. 2023 Before the Reformation, when journeying on foot was England’s most popular expression of spirituality, monks would come to the Shave Cross Inn to have their heads shorn in a gesture of devotion to Saint Wite. Catherine Fairweather, Travel + Leisure, 28 Aug. 2023 The ritual of public avowals began in Europe with the Reformation. Ian Buruma, Harper's Magazine, 2 June 2023

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“The Reformation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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