Date of Award
Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS)
Daniel L. Brunner
Kent L. Yinger
In literature about the Reformation it is not always clear what effects Reformation ideas had beyond their theological significance. Recent research on the Reformation and Post-Reformation periods is providing some helpful insights as to how these theological ideas were implemented and led to concrete social effects. This investigation draws on that research in an attempt to track how several of the ideas of the initial reformers had lasting social effects and what some of those effects were. As part of this historical-theological analysis it will be shown how confessionalization was as effect of the Reformation but was also a courier and solidifying agent of many of the other social effects.
Lopez, Eric, "Reform, Revolution and Confessionalization Some Social Effects of the Reformation on Church & Society in the Holy Roman Empire" (2007). Seminary Masters Theses. 57.