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The word "Reformer", when used alone, has several possible meanings in the English language.

  • A reformer is a person who wishes to change a system to improve it.
  • A reformer is a personality type in Enneagram spiritual psychology - see reformer (Enneagram)
  • A reformer is a device that extracts hydrogen from other fuels, typically methanol or gasoline - see hydrogen reformer

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CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Reformation (9692 words)
Reformation a great number of those who, without a serious vocation, had embraced the religious life from purely human and worldly motives, and who wished to be rid of obligations towards God which had grown burdensome, and to be free to gratify their sensual cravings.
Reformation was the use of violence by the princes and the municipal authorities.
Johann Faber, and Murner, and the Reformed by Œcolampadius and
Counter Reformation. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (960 words)
The Counter Reformation was led by conservative forces whose aim was both to reform the church and to secure the its traditions against the innovations of Protestant theology and against the more liberalizing effects of the Renaissance.
Spanish religion was deepened by the Carmelite reforms of St. Theresa of Ávila and by St. John of the Cross.
In England the Counter Reformation took effect less in the restoration of the Roman Catholic Church under Queen Mary (although Cardinal Pole was a reformer) than in the mission of the Jesuits (1580), led by St. Edmund Campion and Robert Persons.
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