Chistianity's Reform

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…and altered forever the future of Christianity. The rigid hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church, which had wielded papal authority on earth for over one-thousand years, was rejected by millions of Christians in northern Europe. In combination with the Renaissance that preceded it and the French Revolution that followed, the Reformation led by Luther, Wycliffe, Huss, and Calvin, completely altered the medieval way of life in Western Europe and initiated the era of modern history.