Why the Church Needed the Protestant Reformation

What exactly was the Protestant Reformation? Rather than being a linear movement that was sparked by one man—often considered to be Martin Luther—the Reformation is better understood as a series of protests and attempts at reform that reflected the deep dissatisfaction of many people with the spiritual status quo.

During a time of profound corruption, when religious leaders in the Western church exploited the piety and ignorance of regular people, several reformers rose to meet the challenge posed by their sense of spiritual degeneration. Watch this Seven Minute Seminary with Dr. Scott Kisker as he offers the background needed to understand this critical time in the church’s history.

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