Some time will be needed before any reformation is accepted.
The problem is a Protestant one, going right back to sixteenth-century reformation.
The person who came up with the idea is thought to have been Martin Luther, father of the reformation.
These not-so-very-dark ages fostered intellectual and cultural forces that themselves led to the reformation.
I invite you to visit the Gay Christian Network and the reformation Project, two organizations doing just that.
But the reformation was essentially Lutheran, and not Calvinistic.
No one has met with more abuse than Becket, ever since the reformation.
This reformation is unquestionably good, and within the ordinary legislative powers of the crown.
What is it, he asks, that he has promised, but reformation by my example?
From this time and right up to the reformation, Church and State were distinct in this country.
"improvement, alteration for the better," late 14c., "restoration;" mid-15c., "improvement," from Old French reformacion and directly from Latin reformationem (nominative reformatio), noun of action from past participle stem of reformare (see reform (v.)). In reference to the European religious movement, it is attested by 1540s, borrowed from Luther. The movement began as a bid to reform doctrines and practices of the Church of Rome.
A religious movement in the sixteenth century that began as an attempted reform of the Roman Catholic Church but resulted in the founding of Protestant churches separate from it. Some of the leaders of the Reformation were Martin Luther, John Calvin, and John Knox. The Reformation was established in England after King Henry VIII declared himself head of the Christian Church in that country.