Half a millennium later the Reformation still shapes our world

Posted: January 8, 2017 by wjfkee in Uncategorized

It began 500 years ago this year. It shaped your life and mine, and that of billions of other people since. Yet few realise that anymore.

It led to creation of the United States of America, Europe as it is today, most of Africa, modern capitalism and its proliferation, the ascendancy of the individual, the existence of democracy as we now know it, and the evolution, geo-politically, of “the West”.

Excellent article from the Irish Times

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