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  1. Did you really mean to say that “reformed” can mean any Protestant church? This has never been the case with Anabaptists and, as it worked out, the mainstream of Lutheranism — or Anglicanism for that matter. Usually reference to “the magisterial Reformation” means the Anglican, Lutheran, and Reformed traditions which cross-influenced each other but remain quite distinct and separate in their theology and practices.

    1. Good catch. I fixed that.

      As you allude to, the term ‘Reformed’ had much broader application in the early days of the Reformation, and it is not uncommon to hear Anglicanism and even early Lutheranism described under the term ‘Reformed’ during certain periods of church history, but you are right that the Anabaptists were never considered Reformed (as far as I know). And it is certainly true that, in general usage today, people tend to use Reformed in a way distinct from Lutheranism, Anglicanism, and the Anabaptists. Thanks for catching that mistake, and pointing it out.

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