This month marks the 505th anniversary of the moment when a little-known monk named Martin Luther sparked the Protestant Reformation and changed the course of human history. It all began when Luther nailed his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg Chapel in Germany in October, 1517.
But who is this man who challenged the highest authorities of his day so that the truth of the gospel could be known and preached? And who are some of the others who would impact the faith of millions for centuries to come?
In today’s episode of the Great Stories podcast, Charles Morris speaks with several scholars and historians to explore the lives of some of the Protestant Reformation’s most influential leaders. You’ll hear about Martin Luther, John Wycliffe, John Huss, Katharina Von Bora, Juan de Valdés, and Thomas Cranmer — all of them playing a substantial role in re-centering the church’s teaching on Christ and Scripture. Wherever you are in your faith, these people have had a profound impact on the way we all see the gospel today.
More on The Reformation
- Read a translation of The 95 Theses that started it all.
- Learn more about the 5 solas at the heart of the Reformation’s teaching.
- Read a blog looking more closely at Martin Luther’s life and legacy.
- Read a blog looking more closely at John Wycliffe as the morning star of the Reformation.
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