ERFURT, Germany (RNS) — Today, the question remains which part of Luther's legacy will have the greater impact on the upcoming election.
LAS VEGAS (RNS) — The once-genial Christian author who penned 'Lyle the Kindly Viking' has become a full-throated supporter of the president and critic of the liberal forces he believes pose a threat to American culture.
(RNS) — Engagement with the Potter texts online brought millions to the World Wide Web, which in turn has indelibly shaped our approach to self and belief.
MATTESON, Ill. (RNS) — 'Luther: The Rock Opera' debuted to about 600 people last year in Wittenberg, Germany. This fall, Christian rock band Lost and Found brought performances to five cities across the Midwest leading up to Reformation Sunday.
BOSTON (AP) — 'For these Jews are not Jews, but devils incarnate who curse our Lord,' Luther wrote.
(RNS) — Despite all the hype during the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the spiritual father of Baptists, Huldrych Zwingli, it turns out, is far more important to modern Christianity than Martin Luther or John Calvin.
BERLIN (AP) — In remembrance of the 500th anniversary, Reformation Day is a public holiday in Germany this year.
Reformation season is a time for much accusing of ancestors, from Columbus to Thomas Jefferson, now remembered as slavers, or, to be relevant, Luther, for his call for violence against rebelling peasants or his utterly, utterly repugnant anti-Judaic latter-day outlook and writings. We historians study such features of the lives of ancestors, to learn and gain the resolve to promote a “change of heart.”
(RNS) — The revelation that Ethiopian Christianity possibly had links to the Protestant Reformation is a game-changer for what is generally thought to be an exclusively European phenomenon. (COMMENTARY)
(RNS) — Should Jews mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation? Yes. But.....
BERLIN (RNS) — Most visitors to events in Germany marking this year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation probably didn’t expect to find an exhibition setting out just how extensively the Nazis used Luther to justify their anti-Semitism and nationalism.
It's the 500th anniversary of Luther's 95 theses! But author and scholar Craig Harline reminds us that we *might* have inflated the legend of what actually happened at the Wittenberg door.
(RNS) — Pit the Great Reformer and the Great Bard against your knowledge of both.
CARY, N.C. (RNS) — Christ the King, located in a bedroom community to Raleigh, is pushing forward with a new vision, one that has less to do with Luther's theology and more with the spirit of his reform.
(RNS) — Martin Luther reportedly said: 'There never yet have been, nor are there now, too many good books.' Here are 10 notable ones about Luther and the Reformation he sparked, as Protestants celebrate its 500th anniversary.