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Reformers
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The term “Reformers” refers specifically to the 16th-century theologians and churchmen who were associated with the beginnings of Protestantism. As commonly used, this group includes first-generation leaders such as Martin Luther (1483–1546), John Calvin (1509–64), Thomas Cranmer (1489–1556), and Menno Simons (1496–1561) and extends (at most) to their immediate successors, such as Theodor Beza (1519–1605) in Geneva and the authors of the Lutheran Formula of Concord (1577). In traditional P…

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Miller, Gregory, “Reformers”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 10 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_R.25>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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