Protestant Reformation: 500th Anniversary
October 31, 2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation – Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the doors of Wittenberg’s famous All Saints’ Church 500 years ago in 1517. In 1529, Luther wrote and composed his most famous hymn, “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” (“Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott”). A version of the original can be found in the Christian Science Hymnal (see hymn #10). In celebration of this special day, listen to a Biblos recording of “All Power is Given Unto our Lord.”
We celebrate October 31, 2017 in honor of the Protestant Reformation and the intrepid reformer Martin Luther, who nailed his 95 Theses to the doors of Wittenberg’s famous All Saints’ Church in 1517.
Luther’s ultimate break with Rome was fueled by the Church’s corrupt sale of indulgences and its teachings that were not based in Scripture. Eventually, a movement of Christians followed Luther and became known as Protestants.
Enjoy this short trailer for the 2017 documentary Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRQRwc9humY
Martin Luther & Mary Baker Eddy
Over three hundred years after the Reformation, Mary Baker Eddy paid tribute to Luther’s great stand, selecting Luther’s closing declaration, given at the Diet of Worms (1521), “Here I stand. I can do no otherwise; so help me God! Amen!” as one of two epigraphs to introduce her chapter “Science of Being,” on page 268 in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.