- Dec 14, 2015
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Not originally. Originally, they wanted to reform the holy roman church. Up until the council if Trent the Lutherans, Zwinglians and Calvinists wanted to remain one church. Rome crushed that reconciliation with its ruling at Trent, which resulted in the 30 years war. Rome would likely have succeeded in crushing the reformation if not for Swedish King Gustavus Adulphus bringing his army to stop Rome. Therefore Europe is still separated with Rome in the South and Lutheran/Reformed in the North. The Anabaptists are the ones who claimed that none of the above represented the true church and thus Anabaptists were attacked by all the others. Since Anabaptist means re-baptizer, the most common means of death was death by drowning.lutherans/evangelicals. They wanted the catholic church to fail.
The council of Trent, however, was the final blow against true reformation of Rome.