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Definition of Reformation


  1. The act of reforming, or the state of being reformed; change from worse to better; correction or amendment of life, manners, or of anything vicious or corrupt; as, the reformation of manners; reformation of the age; reformation of abuses.
  2. Specifically (Eccl. Hist.), the important religious movement commenced by Luther early in the sixteenth century, which resulted in the formation of the various Protestant churches.

Reformation Quotations

Reformation, like education, is a journey, not a destination.
Mary Harris Jones

The Reformation did not directly touch the question of the true character of God's church.
John Nelson Darby

Reformation ends not in contemplation, but in action.
George Gillespie

To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself.
Thomas Carlyle

The story of Christian reformation, revival, and renaissance underscores that the darkest hour is often just before the dawn, so we should always be people of hope and prayer, not gloom and defeatism. God the Holy Spirit can turn the situation around in five minutes.
Os Guinness
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Reformation Translations

reformation in Dutch is Hervorming, Reformatie
reformation in German is Reform
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