Martin Luther: Top 5 of the 95
His name was Martin Luther, and after October 31, 1517 everyone would come to know who he is.
Welcome to a special episode of 5 Minutes in Church History. This week we celebrate Reformation Day. In the church calendar, November 1 was known as “All Saints’ Day.” That makes October 31 the eve of All Saints’ Day, or “All Hallowed Eve.” We know it by its short name, Halloween.
Let’s go back to the year 1517, for All Saints’ Day, November 1, 1517, a display of newly acquired relics was scheduled for the church at Wittenberg. These practices had troubled a monk and a standout professor there at Wittenberg—the aforementioned Martin Luther. So, Martin Luther, on October 31, 1517 drew up a list of points for debate and he had 95 in total. Of course, we’re talking about the 95 Theses. This is the document that started it all.
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