Often in our Mormon culture we tend to associate conflict with "contention," which as the scriptures say, "is of the devil." It may be because contention sometimes ensues from a conflict between multiple parties—or maybe just because the word have a similar sound and root word. But whatever the reason, these words are rarely seen in a positive light or context.
Yet in the midst of the 16th century's most contentious conflict, aka the Reformation, an unexpected
The single narrative or interpretation of many stories and doctrines taught from The Bible all of a sudden were accessible to the common folk and the traditional interpretations came under fire. The reconstruction of the mind as a result of literacy resulted in the deconstruction of religion as it was known in the 15th century. It's fascinating to see how change, specifically in religion here, came about from a conflict that, while contentious at times, yielded the most significant conflict-resolution tool: literacy.
Gawthrop, Richard, and Gerald Strauss. "Protestantism And Literacy In Early Modern Germany." Past and Present 104.1 (1984): 31-30. JSTOR [JSTOR]. Web. 15 Sept. 2015.