Martin Luther and the Reformation: the 500th Anniversary

On October 31st, 1517, theologian and priest Martin Luther supposedly nailed his 95 Theses to the door of a Wittenberg church and began the Lutheran Reformation, which altered the religious and cultural landscape of Western Europe. Curated by Elio Brancaforte and students of his seminar “The Experience of War” (Audrey Brown, Alison Cunningham, Paulina Kiernan, Bradley Reber, Sara Scott, Annie Strnisha, and Jake Ward), this exhibit was part of a group of displays and talks centered on the five hundredth anniversary of the Reformation’s beginning and presents materials from the Rare Books Collection that touch on the history of the Bible as a book, the Lutheran faith in Europe and America, and the Thirty Years’ War.

Curated By: Students in Elio Brancaforte's seminar "The Experience of War"

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