Luther2017

Luther2017

Next week - 31st October to be exact - marks 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg's Castle Church in Germany and there's been a plethora of information flooding the web about the anniversary and its meaning, both now and then. Flagship German-based site, Luther2017, contains a mass of information (in English as well as German) about Luther himself as well as other key figures in the Reformation - everyone fromn John Calvin to Jan Hus - and its impact on various parts of society. There's also a guide to key sites in Luther's story and links to the eight "Luther routes" which criss-cross Germany as well as a series of Luther walking trails. Of course, the site also includes information about commemoration events (although you may be running late if you're seeking to take part now with the anniversary now looming). But the strength of this site is in the information it provides about Luther and his role in the Reformation and, while it's not exhaustive, it's a great place to start if you're looking to find out a little about why this 500th anniversary is an important event in the history of the church globally (even if you're not able to actually travel to Germany for it!) and what we can learn from it for today.