On 31 October 1517, a monk, priest, and university professor by the name of Martin Luther posted publicly, on the door of the castle church at Wittenberg a scholarly objection entitled, ‘Disputation of Doctor Martin Luther on the power and efficacy of Indulgences.’
Not so much an act of defiance as a scholarly objection to the church’s practices, it is hard to believe that Luther had so much as an inkling that ‘The Ninety-Five Theses,’ as they are commonly known, would in many respects serve as the spark that would be fanned into the flame of Reformation.
Today, as we commemorate Luther’s Disputation and the Reformation that it sparked, it seems only fitting to share some goodies related to Luther and the Reformation.
- The Martin Luther Insult Generator…This needs little explanation. Visit the page and receive an insult from Martin Luther. It’s funny. In fact, I likely derive more joy and humor from this otherwise simple website than is probably warranted.
- The 95 Theses in Latin, if that is your thing.
- The 95 Theses in English, if Latin isn’t your thing.
- One of my favorite biographies of Luther––Roland Bainton’s Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther.
- Alister McGrath’s masterful Theology of the Cross: Martin Luther’s Theological Breakthrough.
- Gerhard O. Forde’s short, but insightful On Being a Theologican of the Cross.