With a clanging hammer, Saints Gone Before is pleased to present The Ninety-Five Theses of Martin Luther. We’re reading the full text today, including the introductory letter, the theses themselves, and a closing protestation by Luther. The text comes from Henry Wace and C. A. Buchheim, First Principles of the Reformation, London: John Murray, 1883. Historians largely believe he nailed the theses to the door of the church in Wittenburg on October 31st, 1517, unknowingly initiating Reformation Day 500 years ago this month. Others argue it happened in the first two weeks of November. Whenever that event happened, the world is better for this document.
Come back next week when we continue our reading of Martin Luther's "On the Babylonian Captivity of the Church" with part 16, where we pick up Luther's thoughts on the sacrament of Orders.
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Reader: Adam Christman
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