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Christian education was given an impetus by the Protestant Reformation by means of men such as Luther, Melanchthon, Zwingli, Calvin, and John Knox. These men established the principle that every person should be able to read the Scriptures in his own language. A believer's reading ability would reinforce his salvation and spiritual growth.
Harbour, James Frederick, "A Survey of the Background and Development of Aldersgate Graded Curriculum and Its Use in Selected Wesleyan Churches" (1974). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 341.