Sunday, October 29, 2006

Wilmette to You: Happy Reformation Sunday

Today is Reformation Sunday. If you are a Protestant Christian, take a few minutes to pause today to remember the greatness of the Reformation and the world-transforming events which it brought about. People started addressing God on their feet instead of their knees. Bibles, such as the Geneva Bible, pictured above, became widely available, and literacy soared. Reformations thologians discussed and wrote about forms of governence which provided the basis for the founding of the American Republic. The die was cast for the opening of society to the common man.

Our children know little from their schools of this transforming nature of the Reformation, and most of us don't know enough about it, either. You might enjoy looking around on this site and this site to learn a little bit more about it.


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