The following article is from the December 17, 2011 edition of The Economist. How Luther went viral Five centuries before Facebook and the Arab spring, social media helped bring about the Reformation It is a familiar-sounding tale: after decades of simmering discontent a new form of media gives opponents of an authoritarian regime a way [...]
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Upstaged by Halloween, October 31 is also Reformation Day. As Protestants mark the 490th anniversary of Luther’s posting of the Ninety-Five Theses, how has the landscape changed? No longer issuing papal bulls for the excommunication, arrest, and even death of Martin Luther, the Vatican has been engaged in charitable conversations with the Lutheran World Federation [...]
Obviously Christians should be students and readers of the Holy Scriptures, but Mike was asked to name five other books that Christians should read. This discussion is recorded in the fourth video from Christianity.com.
Our friends over at Mockingbird NYC posted a fantastic quote from Archbishop Rowan Williams’ book, The Wound of Knowledge, in which he draws a direct link between the Reformation’s rejection of the Roman Catholic Church’s claims to infallible authority and Luther’s Theology of the Cross. The Reformation put a question of the utmost gravity to [...]