The main differences between the Reformation in England and the Reformation in Germany

1) The Reformation in England began at the initiative of King Henry VIII; in Germany – at the initiative of the masses, inspired by the teachings of Martin Luther;
2) Emperor Charles V was a supporter of the Catholic Church; Henry VIII subdued the church, proclaiming himself its head in England, appropriated the property of the church, distributing part of this property to his supporters;
3) Henry VIII carried out the Reformation by the method of terror, in Germany the church tried to eliminate the Protestants by force;
4) the Church in England began to be called Anglican, in Germany – Lutheran.

  Germany England
Territories The reformation spread mainly in northern Germany, where it took root Anglicanism was introduced all over the country at once, and the Puritans lived more in the north (the doctrine penetrated from Scotland), although soon communities also appeared everywhere
Ideas Mostly Lutheranism Anglicans have retained much of Catholic rites and dogmas, the Puritans are typical Calvinists
Transformations As a result, the principle was established “whose land, that is faith” The country was suddenly declared Protestant, the king became the head of the church, the monastic lands passed to the state
Outcome In Germany, Protestant and Catholic states were combined, within the framework of one state formation, one religion dominated In England there was a rivalry not only of Protestantism with Catholicism, but of moderate Protestantism with the radical. As a result of a long struggle, of which the English Revolution was a part , moderate Protestants – Anglicans won , other forces almost left the historical arena in this country



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