The Reformation was a period of religious change that occurred following the renaissance period in Europe.
Through understanding the underlying motivations / ethos of the renaissance, one can better understand the intellectual, emotional and causal elements of the Reformation. As in the renaissance, technologies and other elements of historical context contributed to the reformation’s occurrence.
Text Resource Re: the Printing Press and Reformation: Printing Press and Reformation
Understanding the significance of the Printing press: A comparative analysis: The Printing Press Examined
Luther’s 95 Theses: http://www.luther.de/en/95thesen.html
Khan Academy Page Summarizing the Reformation: