500 Years Later, Assessing the Impact of Martin Luther’s Famous Break With the Catholic Church

Five hundred years after Saxon priest Martin Luther declared 95 Theses or complaints against the Catholic Church, resulting in his excommunication, the media is full of assessments of what this means for us today. Professor Andrew Pettegree, an expert on the Reformation from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, told Time magazine;  "There’s been a fair... Continue Reading →

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‘Christendom Destroyed: 1517-1648’

Author Mark Greengrass, a professor emeritus of early modern history at the University of Sheffield: "The overall theme is that Christendom was a project which united western Christianity. The period following the Protestant Reformation witnessed the progressive and eventually comprehensive disintegration of that project, and the myth which lay behind it.  By 1650, Christendom lay devastated... Continue Reading →

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