Interconnected

Recommended by reader Ole Andersen (thanks!), the Catholic Encylopedia's large article on The Reformation should flesh out my understanding of the political situation surrounding Luther's 95 Theses: "[The Reformation is] the usual term for the religious movement which made its appearance in Western Europe in the sixteenth century, and which, while ostensibly aiming at an internal renewal of the Church, really led to a great revolt against it".