Reformation 500 F17
with Paul Nielsen
The 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther's posting of the 95 Thesis in Wittenberg, Germany on Oct. 31, 1517, will be remembered in many places throughout the world as one of the most important historical events that continues to shape the world. This course will provide an overview of the events that led up to the 95 Thesis and those that followed. Session 1: The Background to the Lutheran Reformation up to Oct. 31, 1517 Civil government in Medieval Europe, the medieval church’s spirituality, the lack of separation between church and state, the practice of indulgences, and the life of young Martin Luther. Session 2: The Beginning of the Lutheran Reformation 1517-1521 The 95 Thesis, some of the significant writings of Luther, the Diet of Worms, time at Wartburg Session 3: The Establishment of the Lutheran Reformation 1522-1546 The Peasant War, marriage, Luther and Zwinglii, the Diet of Augsburg, the Bible in the common language, the Wittenberg Concord, the death of Luther. No Student Limit.
Wed for 3 weeks from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Waterville Senior High School
One Brooklyn Ave
Waterville, ME 04901 Get directions