Lecture: The Legacy of Martin Luther

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When Martin Luther, a German monk, priest and theologian pinned his Ninety-Five Theses on the door of Wittenberg Church in 1517, he little knew what he was unleashing.

The act eventually led to the Protestant Reformation, which would split the Western Church in two, lead to widespread social upheaval and eventually war. It also changed the face of central Europe forever.

Luther’s translations of the Scriptures from Latin into German contributed to our modern German language and his many hymns are still sung in churches today.

This talk looks at the life of Luther and his followers with the aid of artists such as Lucas Cranach the Elder, Holbein and Albrecht Durer.