The Reformation had a profound effect on education, as itimplemented humanistic educational reforms
Counter-reformers emphasized the classic Scholastic writers,such as Thomas Aquinas.
Some humanists thought that the Protestant co-option of their curricula narrowed it, however, the
Reformation spread humanist ideas farther than they had been before
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Women & theProtestant Reformation
The Protestant rejection of celibacy accompanied the theirrejection of the Medieval tendency to degrade women astemptresses or exalt them as virgins. Instead they praisedwomen as mothers and housewives.
Marriage was viewed as a partnership between man and wife
Women had right to divorce and remarry, just as men did.