Continuing Education

Luther's Revolution: A 500 Year Legacy

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In commemoration of the Protestant Reformation

Until Martin Luther successfully challenged the Roman Catholic Church, only one form of Christianity could be found in Europe. Aided by armed German nobility, Luther created a storm that forever changed Europe and, with it, European culture.  Luther never imagined the firestorm that would sweep through Western Civilization the day he sent out an invitation to debate the issue of indulgences.  Such debates about doctrine had been commonplace all through the medieval period. So long as the contest took place among churchmen, closed to the public, few serious consequences flowed from a formal academic debate.