OK - the title of this issue is "The Reformation"-but what's the Reformation? Actually, it is a movement, which some have called a revolt, that not only affected the religious practices of millions of people, but also changed the course of history in many ways. It was a time when those who sought to translate the Bible in to the language of the people could have drastic results. It was also a time of great controversy and debate. Some names may be familiar to you, such as John Calvin and Martin Luther, but others, equally important, may not-Huldreich Zwingli and Jan Hus, for example. And, did you know that the movement changed church music and even religious art. So, while dictionaries can condense their overview of the Reformation into a couple of sentences, you'll find CALLIOPE's thought-provoking account one that engages you and has you eager to learn more about this tumultuous historical period.