Chapter 12 Section 4. The Spread of Protestantism and the Catholic Response. Objectives:. Explain the events leading to the Zwinglian Reformation Analyze the foundation of Calvinism and its spread throughout Europe. The Zwinglian Reformation.
The Spread of Protestantism and the Catholic Response
October 1531 war broke out between the Protestant and Catholic states in Switzerland.
1. set up to oversee Genevans’ moral life and doctrinal purity
2. Operate as a court
3. Punish those who misbehave
By the mid 16th century, Calvinism had replaced Lutheranism as the most dynamic form of Protestantism.
Pope Paul III formed a reform commission in 1537 to discover the Church’s ills.