Why not the Orthodox beliefs instead of the Protestant Reformation? What prompted the Reformers to "rewrite" everything?

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    Your question Has a multitude of answers, I think that you might clear up some of your questions by studying Church History. John Calvin who began the Protestant movement had very good reasons for breaking away from the Church of Rome. Many others left for varying reasons.
    – BYE
    Oct 20, 2013 at 23:06
  • Pardon my error I meant to say Martin Luther and not John Calvin.
    – BYE
    Oct 20, 2013 at 23:18
  • This question has the same issues as the other one. Please clarify what you mean and define the terms you are using. You seem to imply that the Reformers came up with something new that was nothing like the Christianity of centuries past; many Protestants would disagree. After all, everyone thinks that what they believe is what Jesus believed, therefore, they are "orthodox" and everyone else is not.
    – user3961
    Oct 21, 2013 at 1:46
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    Don't know what you guys are complaining about this is an awesome question
    – Peter Turner
    Oct 21, 2013 at 11:06
  • Ooopsy...misinterpreted the question :)
    – user5286
    Oct 21, 2013 at 13:30


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