Episode 77: Martin Luther & the Reformation with Donald Fortson

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On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther delivered his 95 Theses to the Catholic Church. We don’t know for sure if Luther actually nailed them to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church, but we do know that his work changed the world.

 Portrait of Martin Luther by Luther Cranach the Elder                                            (1529)

Portrait of Martin Luther by Luther Cranach the Elder                                            (1529)

In recognition of the five-hundredth anniversary of Martin Luther’s Theses, Bob and Ben are joined by Church Historian Dr. Donald Fortson. Dr. Fortson explains the reasons Luther chose to issue his Theses, the context in which he wrote them, and how a devout member of the Catholic Church became a reluctant revolutionary in reforming western Christianity.

        Dr. Donald Fortson

       Dr. Donald Fortson

Dr. Donald Fortson is Professor of Church History and Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He is the author of multiple works on the History of Christianity and served nine years as a pastor prior to his teaching career.  

Links: 
-Donald Fortson's faculty page at Reformed Theological Seminary
-Donald Fortson, The History of Christianity from Reformed Theological Seminary (available free through Apple Podcasts)

 This episode brought to you with support from Ramseur Records.

This episode brought to you with support from Ramseur Records.