The Reformation Period

Running head: The Reformation and its effect on education

The Reformation Period Evaluated

This paper reviews the characteristics of the Reformation and shows the many ways that the time period has affected modern day education practices. The study is made of the different philosophers that contributed to the development of education during the Reformation period. This paper also reflects on the different art and lifestyle that changed during the Reformation period.

The Reformation Period Evaluated
The Reformation period is the time between 16th and 17th centuries. In this time period there was Martin Luther and John Calvin sought to free themselves and their followers from papal authority. Their move away from the Catholic Church and to a system that promoted the separation of church and state is called the Reformation. It is also said to believe that education was changed forever by this movement. This is when the reformist established Protestant religion based in the supremacy of the bible. “A main premise of the Protestant Reformation was that individual Christians could communicate directly with God through prayer and study of the Scripture” (Protestant Reformation).
“The reformers sought to foster this relationship by providing catechisms and establishing schools to teach both boys and girls to read. Luther and Calvin each, in their efforts to aid in the training of children, produced catechisms that could be used by parents and ministers to teach children and adults in need of religious instruction. Such catechisms were written in the form of questions and responses about the basic tenets of the Christian faith. They were printed in the vernacular (for example, German or English, rather than Latin), in simple language, and could be expeditiously published and distributed across a region with the aid of the printing press, which had been in use in Europe since the 1450s” (Protestant Reformation). The reformist believed that literacy...