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Synonyms for reformation

Words related to reformation

improvement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.

a religious movement of the 16th century that began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the creation of Protestant churches

rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course

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She rated Lady Russell's influence highly; and as to the severe degree of self-denial which her own conscience prompted, she believed there might be little more difficulty in persuading them to a complete, than to half a reformation.
During the persecutions inflicted in the interval of Popish restoration under the reign of Mary, upon all who favored the Reformation, many of the most zealous reformers had been compelled to fly their country.
I have never contemplated anything higher than the reformation of my own opinions, and basing them on a foundation wholly my own.
Though Alexey Alexandrovitch was perfectly aware that he could not exert any moral influence over his wife, that such an attempt at reformation could lead to nothing but falsity; though in passing through these difficult moments he had not once thought of seeking guidance in religion, yet now, when his conclusion corresponded, as it seemed to him, with the requirements of religion, this religious sanction to his decision gave him complete satisfaction, and to some extent restored his peace of mind.
In something less than an hour-and-a-half he had skirted the south of the King's Hintock estates and ascended to the untoward solitude of Cross-in-Hand, the unholy stone whereon Tess had been compelled by Alec d'Urberville, in his whim of reformation, to swear the strange oath that she would never wilfully tempt him again.
But his teaching never quite died, for by giving the English people the Bible Wyclif left a lasting mark on England; and although the Reformation did not come until two hundred years later, he may be looked upon as its forerunner.
The exhibition Reformation 500 at the Kasteliotissa Medieval Hall in Nicosia on Tuesday will display various copies of the Bible and Bible manuscripts on loan from the Bible society in celebration of 500 years of Reformation history.
Unlike many of the books published to coincide with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation initiated by Martin Luther, the focus of this book is neither the events of the 16th century nor the significance of the Reformation for theology and church history.
This fall issue of Baptist History and Heritage pays tribute to the Reformation heritage among Baptists.
Andrews Studies in Reformation History, a series that largely encompasses books about religious and cultural history.
This year marks the 500th anniversary of German friar and Professor of Theology Martin Luther triggering the European Reformation as he opposed what he saw as corruption in the Catholic Church.
Historians of Scotland and of religion examine the Reformation in Scotland from the perspectives of property and piety: donations to the Holy Trinity Church, St.
Featuring more than sixty brand new maps, graphics, and timelines, the atlas is a necessary companion to any study of the reformation era.
Priestly Resistance in the Early German Reformation.
Burstein provides the reader of Victorian literary criticism a thorough study of popular historical novels from 1820 to 1900 with regard to their portrayal of the Protestant Reformation and its effects on the 19th century.