Religion: Merger

The 16th Century was a period of burning religious modifications. Martin Luther (1483-1546) in Germany led the revolt for Reformation against the current Catholicism. There Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560) followed and modified somewhat Luther's tenets. To Switzerland John Calvin (1509-64), a Frenchman, migrated, learned the doctrine of Huldreich Zwingli (1484-1531). The Lutheran Church follows Luther's teachings. The Presbyterian and the Reformed Churches follow those of Calvin and Zwingli.

The two latter Churches are quite similar in their creeds and their organizations. The Reformed developed on the Continent, the Presbyterian in Scotland. Both aver...

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