October 22nd, 2017

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The Legacy of the Reformation

October 31, 2017 is the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. On All Hallows Eve, Martin Luther tacked his Ninety-five Theses on the church door in Wittenberg, intending to provoke a debate on, among other things, the questionable practice of selling indulgences. Europe exploded. Aided by the newly available printing press, Luther’s Theses crossed the continent in mere weeks, and were translated into all kinds of languages.

What was it all about? And what does it mean for us today?Collapse )