500 Years of the Reformation
On 30th October 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the castle church in Wittenberg. They were a challenge to the practice of selling indulgences, the idea that you could pay your way out of Purgatory. They sparked the beginning of the Reformation.
It was the beginning of the discovery that the church had managed to obscure some key Christian ideas over the previous 1500 years and a demand to return to true Christianity that led in the end to the split with the Roman Catholic church across many parts of Europe.
Over 5 weeks at St. Luke's we will be exploring 5 key ideas of the Reformation. Check out the Talks on Sunday page for details.
Also, see the video below for the story of Martin Luther and check out our Welcome Desk for books on the Reformation.