Why the Reformation Matters

The Reformation was a fundamental transformation in European society, blending religious disputes with political ideology and class conflict.

(Moment / Getty Images)

In 1847, Karl Marx wrote, “In our own day we are approaching an era of revolution analogous to that of the sixteenth century.” Three years later, in 1850, Friedrich Engels would address the failures of the 1848 revolutions by writing a pamphlet about the peasant war in Germany — the high point of class struggle in the […]

Sorry, but this article is available to subscribers only. Please log in or become a subscriber.