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Reflections on the Protestant Revolution

According to one sage observation: he who gets to name names, wins. Why do we talk about the Protestant Reformation and not the Protestant Revolution, for example? After all, Martin Luther commenced his journey as a reformer, repulsed righteously, as most of us would be, by the corruption and decadence of the Rome of his day. He wanted to fix the problem. Then he changed his mind; he resolved that nothing short of the destruction of the Catholic Church would do. Annihilation is no reformation. Thus, he turned into a revolutionary.

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