The word means "re-birth" and refers to the recovery of the values of classical Greek and Roman civilization expressed in literature, politics and the arts. The differences in the Reformation and the Renaissance lie in their differing views of man. The Reformers preached the original sin of man and looked upon the world as "fallen" from God’s intended place. The Renaissance had a positive estimate of human nature and the universe itself. The seeds of the Age of Enlightenment lie in the Renaissance.
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