1517: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses
to the church door at Wittenburg, inadvertently sparking the Reformation which split the Church.
In 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses
on the door of the Wittenberg Palace church, marking the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.
Luther had written his 95 Theses
the previous year.
It wasn't quite Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses
to the door of the church in Wittenberg, but the Pac-12 presidents have spoken on the issue of NCAA reform.
Catholic--Protestant, and especially Catholic-Lutheran, relations may profit from worldwide observances on 31 October 2017 of the anniversary of Martin Luther's posting of his 95 Theses
in Wittenberg, Germany.
Martin Luther's 95 Theses
started off tacked to the door of a church, but they soon begat countless responses from Luther's friends and foes across Christendom--or, as Standage has it, they "went viral.
Before Martin Luther beat his 95 Theses
into the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg--an act that is usually credited with starting the Protestant Reformation--a priest named Jacques Lefevre d'Etaples was already convinced the church needed reforming.
Eat My Dust, Martin Luther: 96 Essays on Modern Spirituality and New American Mysticism" is a humorous collection essays discussing the evolving thoughts in philosophy and faith, with a subtle and humorous take on Luther and his 95 theses
on the Catholic Church.
And so, from the development of moveable type in 1436 to the printing of the Gutenberg Bible in 1455, to the explosive duplication of Luther's 95 Theses
beginning in 1518, to the Scottish immigration to America in the 1600s, to the Peace of Westphalia in 1668, to the bursting forth of Common Sense in January 1776, to the Declaration of Independence, one can trace the impact that the Gutenberg Press had on political, social, and religious institutions in just over three hundred years.
To go further on the number of printings, there were 18 German editions of the Bible before Luther nailed his 95 Theses
to the church door in Wittenberg in 1517.
Travelers can start with the Castle Church, where Luther nailed his 95 Theses
, his demands for reform, to the door.
The latter would draw the fervent condemnation of Martin Luther in his 95 Theses