Definition of reformation :
1. Specifically ( Eccl. Hist.), the important religious movement commenced by Luther early in the sixteenth century, which resulted in the formation of the various Protestant churches.
2. The act of reforming, or the state of being reformed; change from worse to better; correction or amendment of life, manners, or of anything vicious or corrupt; as, the reformation of manners; reformation of the age; reformation of abuses.
improvement, upswing, Puritanism, makeover, step change, Calvinism, rehabilitation, Protestant Movement, Counter-Reformation, renewal, Protestantism, Anglicanism, development, a change for the better/worse, self-improvement, turnaround, Unitarianism, boost, revolution, leap, Evangelicalism
change (part of speech: noun)
difference, modulation, revision, alteration, metamorphosis, variation, transfiguration, change, adjustment, mutation, transposition, conversion, diversification, adaptation, deviation, transformation, shift, transition, modification, diversity
conversion (part of speech: noun)
- Whatever changes the Protestant Reformation effected it left this matter untouched. - "A Grammar of Freethought", Chapman Cohen.
- But, after all, for what purpose are we told of this reformation in their principles, and what is the policy of all this softening in ours, which is to be produced by their example? - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
- Yea, verily, when our time's come; but ah, the great Work of Reformation is not yet fully accomplish'd, which must be wrought by the Saints, and we cannot spare one of them until the Work be finish'd. - "The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6)", Aphra Behn.