Discover the Lives & Teachings of the Protestant Reformers

Protestant Reformers


Erasmus is an enigma to many who study the Protestant Reformation. He side with the great reformers in opposing the abuses taking place within the Catholic church. However, he rejected Protestant theology and never actively opposed the papal system.

John Huss

John Huss is considered to be the first of the Protestant reformers. He lived before the better-known Church reformers like Martin Luther and John Calvin. However, he was one of the first to openly challenge the abuses of the Catholic church.

John Calvin

Of all the great Protestant reformers, John Calvin is considered to be second in importance only to Martin Luther. However, when considering only the impact of his theology there is no reformer that compares with Calvin.

Martin Luther

No single person is more closely associated with the Protestant Reformation than Martin Luther. Most consider the official start of the Protestant Reformation to be when Luther nailed his 95 theses on the door of the castle church in Wittenberg, Germany.