By Sarah Welch, Editorial Assistant Last year, we recognized the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation on October 31—the date on which Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the doors of the Wittenberg Castle church in 1517. Luther’s theses condemned practices of the Catholic church which he felt contradicted Jesus’ teaching of repentance, focusing … Continue reading Reformation 501 Roundup: Our Top 5 Picks of Books about the Reformation
500th Anniversary of the Reformation
2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation! Celebrate this momentous year with the following blog posts discussing the noted theologians whose works inspired a movement that changed the church forever.
A Message from John Calvin on his 454th Birthday!
By Patricia Anders, Editorial Director In honor of John Calvin’s birthday on July 10, I thought I would share his July 10 entry from Day by Day with John Calvin: 365 Selected Readings for Daily Reflection. Calvin was born in 1509 in Noyon, France, and died in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1564 (the same year that … Continue reading A Message from John Calvin on his 454th Birthday!
Happy 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation!
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10 Most Powerful Martin Luther Quotes
Martin Luther (1483-1546) was a German monk, priest, professor, theologian, and church reformer whose teachings inspired the Reformation and deeply influenced not only the doctrines and culture of the Lutheran and Protestant traditions but also the course of Western civilization. Gordon Isaac, author of Prayer, Meditation, and Spiritual Trial, writes in his introduction that "the … Continue reading 10 Most Powerful Martin Luther Quotes
Letting God Be God: Karl Barth’s Journey with John Calvin
On the occasion of the 131st anniversary of the birth of Swiss theologian Karl Barth (1886–1968) and the yearlong commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, we’d like to share some of Barth’s perspectives on John Calvin. The following is an article by Peter Anders, excerpted from The Reformation Then and Now: 25 … Continue reading Letting God Be God: Karl Barth’s Journey with John Calvin
The Manifestation of Christ to the World
By Patricia Anders, Editorial Director If you’ve been in the stores recently, you’ve probably noticed that the Christmas stuff is gone, the Valentine candy is heavily discounted, and Easter baskets, plastic eggs, and pastel-colored candy now fill the shelves (with maybe a few shamrock items displayed nearby for a bit of Irish luck on St. … Continue reading The Manifestation of Christ to the World
Five Hundred Years Later, Does the Reformation Still Matter?
By Patricia Anders, Editorial Director, Hendrickson Publishers As we kick off the yearlong commemoration of the five hundredth anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, it’s good to pause and revisit those church- and world-shaking events that continued long after Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to that famous door (so the story goes) on October 31, 1517. … Continue reading Five Hundred Years Later, Does the Reformation Still Matter?