Martin Luther

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Martin Luther: October 31st was the 500th anniversary of the day Luther hammered his revolutionary theses on to a Wittenberg church door. Photograph: Hendrik Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

Columnist and academic John Naughton could hardly have chosen a better day on which to do a contemporary take on Martin Luther and post 95 theses(...)

Patrick Rogers is challenged by Madeline Stringer and members of the Unitarian Church on the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his theses to the Wittenberg church door in 1517, re-enacted  on St Stephen’s Green. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Although October 31st, 1517, is usually regarded as the starting point of the Protestant Reformation, with the nailing of the ninety-five theses to th(...)

Opening up the Bible to the laity: a page of a 1642 edition of Martin Luther’s translation into German of the Bible. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

Protestantism will have much to celebrate next Tuesday as it marks its 500-year anniversary as a distinct strand of Christianity. From small beginning(...)

Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.

One of the foremost historians on the first World War war has compared US President Donald Trump to Kaiser Wilhelm II. Professor Margaret MacMillan,(...)

A sculpted relief of theologian Martin Luther  in Wittenberg, Germany. Photograph:  Sean Gallup

It seems almost unthinkable that a relatively routine event by a young academic in a recently founded university in a small German city would be remem(...)

There is a clear desire to continue an Irish Doctors’ Choir

In our celebration of 500 years of the Reformation, we are gifted with an insight into the potency of music in health and wellbeing by Martin Luther’s(...)

The Franciscan monastery on the Hill of Slane, Co Meath: a movement of reform had begun among the Franciscans  and other  Observant orders before the Reformation took hold in England and Wales. Photograph:  DeAgostini/Getty

Martin Luther’s pinning his 95 Theses – or reform proposals – to the door of his local university church in Wittenberg 500 years ago may well be more (...)

A statue of theologian Martin Luther on a wall in the Stadtkirche Sankt Marien church where he preached in Wittenberg, Germany. Photograph: Seán Gallup/Getty Images

It will be 500 years on October 31st since Martin Luther nailed his 95-Theses to the church door in Wittenberg. Luther objected to the way the doctrin(...)

Film-maker Volker Schlöndorff with writer Colm Tóibín. Photograph: Franziska Strauss

When Angela Merkel watched anxiously for results in Sunday’s federal election, one of her closest friends wasn’t there to hold her hand. Film directo(...)

In these days of increasing intolerance toward those who profess a different faith, it may be salutary to consider a startling example from the past. (...)

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