Portraits of Martin Luther and his wife Katharina von Bora at  The Luther Effect: 500 Years of Protestantism in the World exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

This year’s 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation offers “a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the lasting impact the movement had in sha(...)

Portrait of Martin Luther: Reading St Paul and translating the New Testament into German brought about a tidal change in Luther’s  personal quest for God

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. On October 31st, 1517, Augustinian monk Martin Luther sent his Ninety-Five Theses for discus(...)

The late Seán Freyne, whom former president Mary McAleese said was “the quintessential Irishman, always asking the probing question”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

One of Ireland’s best-loved and most respected theologians, Seán Freyne, has died in Dublin. Director of the Centre for Mediterranean and Near Eastern(...)