Meaning of Reformation

What is Reformation:

A reform is what is proposed, planned or executed with the aim of improving, amending, updating or innovating something.

The reform is not presented as a radical and accelerated change (as is the case of the revolution), but as a gradual transformation of a system, structure, institution, etc.

The reforms are proposed as a solution to modify something that is considered to be corrected, either because it does not work or is wrong, or because it is unsatisfactory or does not adapt to the new realities.

The reforms can be of different types: political, economic, social, constitutional, educational, agrarian, fiscal, electoral, labor, religious, among many others.

See also Revolution.

Protestant Reformation

The Protestant Reformation, also known as the Reformation, was a Christian movement that set out to carry out a profound revision of the Christian doctrine proclaimed by the Catholic Church.

It was characterized by an ironclad criticism of the uses and customs imposed by the Catholic Church, as well as by claiming the free circulation and interpretation of the Holy Scriptures.

The Reformation was led by the German theologian Martin Luther. It started in Germany in the 16th century. It was the cause of the schism of the Catholic Church, which gave rise to Protestantism, an important branch of Christianity, with some three hundred million faithful in the world.

See also Protestant Reformation.

Education reform

Educational reforms imply the modification, amendment or updating of the educational system of a nation, its forms, methods and contents.

The educational reform, as such, aims to improve, correct or adapt the educational system, considering it incomplete, ineffective or outdated.

An educational reform is of great importance, since it alters a good part of the education of children and young people.

See also Educational reform.

Agrarian reform

We speak of agrarian reform when a set of changes in the structure of property and land production in a given place is carried out gradually and by consensus.

The agrarian reform tends to have as main objectives to avoid the concentration of the land in a privileged group (latifundismo) and to correct the low agricultural productivity.

Agrarian reforms produce a considerable economic, social and political impact in the places where they are implemented.

The agrarian reform was, for example, one of the consequences of the Mexican Revolution.

See also Land reform.

Political reform

In politics, one speaks of reform in reference to the implementation of gradual and controlled changes in the governmental policies and institutions of a country.

Political reforms have as a consequence the modification of central aspects of the social coexistence of a country, and they tend to be controversial and generate debates and controversies.

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