The 500th anniversary of Luther's "95 Theses Against Indulgences"

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 6:00pm
University Libraries, Special Collections

On October 31, 1517, the Augustinian monk and university professor Martin Luther made his "95 Theses against Indulgences" public.  We do not know for sure whether he nailed his list of questions and propositions for an academic disputation about indulgences to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church.  What we do know is that the "95 Theses" mark the beginning of the Lutheran movement and the eventual spread of Protestantism around the world.  Following the tradition of early modern academic debates, the participants in this panel will discuss short- and long-term consequences of the religious movement started by Luther five hundred years ago.

Panelists include Pia F. Cuneo, Professor, History of Art; Steven D. Martinson, Professor, German Studies; and Roger Myers, Associate Librarian, Special Collections. The panel will be chaired by Ute Lotz-Heumann, Heiko A. Oberman Professor of Late Medieval and Reformation History. 


Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 6:00pm


University Libraries, Special Collections


Jane Prescott-Smith


Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies

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