500 years ago… Luther posted his 95 theses!

In 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the doors of the chapel in the Wittemberg castle. The idea was to start a theological controversy on the legitimacy of the trade of “indulgences”, then very active as money had to be found to build the dome of Saint Peter Cathedral in Rome. The impact was far greater than anticipated. The posting of the these became the founding event of the Protestant Reformation the 50th anniversary of which is celebrated in 2017.

What are the important moments in Luther’s life, either the Augustinian monk, or the doctor in theology, the public figure, or the linguist who translated the Bible, or even the musician? Which well-known figures did he work with? How could the Reformation be part of a new religious practice?

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