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  • How The Renaissance Led to The Reformation

    01/13/2021 4:12:02 PM PST · by OneVike · 27 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 1/13/21 | Chuck Ness
    Part I An Introduction Overview of the Renaissance Never in history has one man’s thesis so rattled the powers that be, than did Martin Luther’s ninety-five grievances he nailed to the Church door at Wittenberg. It was an act of defiance that would eventually topple a church state organization that held sway over kings and paupers alike for a thousand years. Every history class that covers the reformation will tell you that it was Johann Tetzel’sselling of indulgences that pushed Luther into action that day, Tetzel’s action was only the final straw, not the cause of the revolution. At the...
  • Why Luther?

    10/31/2020 5:28:58 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 149 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 10/30/2020 | Gene Edward Veith
    istory is the account of vast social movements and cultural changes. To be sure, individuals play their part. But they are usually understood to be products of their times. The Reformation, though, whose five-hundredth anniversary we observe this year and whose impact on not only the church but the world has been monumental, was largely precipitated by one man: Martin Luther. Yes, vast social movements and cultural changes were at work in sixteenth-century Europe. But Luther caused many of them, such as the educational explosion that would lead to universal literacy, the rise of the middle class, and eventually democratic...
  • "Inculcating the Reformation through Catechesis" (Sermon for Reformation Day, on Romans 3:19-28; John 8:31-36)

    10/24/2020 8:06:22 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | October 25, 2020 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Inculcating the Reformation through Catechesis” (Romans 3:19-28; John 8:31-36) First, let me tell you my title for this message. It’s “Inculcating the Reformation through Catechesis.” Now the next thing I want to tell you is this: Don’t let that title scare you off! Don’t worry, I’ll explain each of those terms: “Inculcating the Reformation through Catechesis.” So here we go. The first one I’ll explain is “the Reformation.” What is the Reformation? This term refers to the much-needed reforming of the church--straightening it out where it had gone wrong--the reforming movement undertaken by Martin Luther and his associates in the...
  • Luther and Africa

    09/28/2020 1:31:24 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    Patheos.Com ^ | 9/3/2020 | GENE VEITH
    Wheaton theology professor Jennifer Powell McNutt, in her article An Unsung Inspiration for the Protestant Reformation: the Ethiopian Church, recounts how the Reformation–far from being an exercise in individualism–saw itself in the context of the historical church and global Christianity.  The Reformers looked to the Orthodox churches of the East and of Africa as providing a precedent for many of their reforms. When Rome insisted that there can be no church without a Pope, the Reformers pointed to the Orthodox churches, which have no Pope and whose practices pre-date those of Medieval Catholicism.  Those churches do not emphasize Purgatory and do not...
  • 1600: The Pappenheimer Family

    07/29/2020 3:01:47 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 8 replies
    ExecutedToday.com ^ | July 29, 2009 | Headsman
    On this date in 1600, Bavarians thronged to a half-mile-long procession in Munich for the horrific execution of the Pappenheimer family. They were marginal, itinerant types: the father, Paulus Pappenheimer, cleaned privies (“Pappenheimer” would remain as Nuremberg slang for a garbageman into the 20th century, according to Robert Butts); the mother, Anna, was the daughter of a gravedigger. They wandered, begged, did odd jobs. They were Lutherans in a Catholic duchy. So they were vulnerable to their extreme turn of bad luck. Fresh to the throne of Bavaria, young Catholic zealot Duke Maximilian I wanted a crackdown on the infernal...
  • 1540: Thomas Cromwell

    07/28/2020 5:08:06 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 32 replies
    ExecutedToday.com ^ | July 28, 2009 | Headsman
    ...It was on this date in 1540 that the Machiavellian minister of Henry VIII fell by the instrument he had wielded so ably against so many others. While Henry strove to get his end away, Thomas Cromwell made the Reformation, setting his energetic hand to the needfully violent reordering of England. In almost a decade as the king’s chief minister, he had dissolved so many monasteries, annulled so many noble prerogatives, backstabbed so many courtiers, and sent so many of every class to the scaffold that most at court had some reason to hate him. (Cranmer was the only one...
  • Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History

    01/01/2020 1:05:44 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 65 replies
    Dr. Rodney Stark has written nearly 40 books on a wide range of topics, including a number of recent books on the history of Christianity, monotheism, Christianity in China, and the roots of modernity...His most recent book is Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History (Templeton Press, 2016), which addresses ten prevalent myths about Church history... CWR: You begin the book by first noting your upbringing as an American Protestant and then discussing “distinguished bigots”. What is a “distinguished bigot”? ... Dr. Rodney Stark: By distinguished bigots I mean prominent scholars and intellectuals who clearly are antagonistic to the...
  • Luther, Reformation, Protestantism & the Influence on America's Founding

    12/12/2019 1:58:41 PM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    American Minute ^ | October 31, 2019 | Bill Federer
    On OCTOBER 31, 1517, an Augustinian monk named Martin Luther posted 95 debate questions or "theses" on the door of Wittenberg Church, which began the movement known as "the Reformation." Luther's initial objection was to the methods employed by Johann Tetzel to sell indulgences. He was then fiercely attacked by Johann Eck. In 1521, 34-year-old Martin Luther was summoned to stand trial before the most powerful man in the world, 21-year-old Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. Charles V of Spain had an empire that spanned nearly 2 million square miles, across Europe, the Netherlands, the Far East, North and South...
  • Prince of Translators: William Tyndale

    11/03/2019 4:29:56 AM PST · by HarleyD · 19 replies
    Ligonier Ministry ^ | Sep 25, 2017 | Steven Lawson
    William Tyndale (ca. 1494–1536) made an enormous contribution to the Reformation in England. Many would say that he made the contribution by translating the Bible into English and overseeing its publication. One biographer, Brian Edwards, states that not only was Tyndale “the heart of the Reformation in England,” he “was the Reformation in England.” Because of his powerful use of the English language in his Bible, this Reformer has been called “the father of modern English.” John Foxe went so far as to call him “the Apostle of England.” There is no doubt that by his monumental work, Tyndale changed...
  • John Wycliffe-The Morning Star of the Reformation

    11/02/2019 4:09:53 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 14 replies
    Desiring God ^ | Unknown | Stephen Nichols
    John Wycliffe has been called “The Morning Star of the Reformation.” The morning star is not actually a star, but the planet Venus, which appears before the sun rises and while darkness still dominates the horizon. The morning star is unmistakably visible. Darkness dominated the horizon in the fourteenth century, the century of Wycliffe, who was born in 1330 and died in 1384, almost exactly one hundred years before Luther was born. By his teenage years, Wycliffe was at Oxford. Thomas Bradwardine (known as “Doctor Profundus”) taught theology and William of Ockham (famous for “Ockham’s Razor”) taught philosophy. Before long,...
  • "Justification Is the Article on Which the Church Stands or Falls" (Sermon, Reformation Day, Rom. 3)

    10/31/2019 8:00:31 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 8 replies
    October 31, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Justification Is the Article on Which the Church Stands or Falls” (Romans 3:19-28) There is a saying attributed to Luther that, in the Latin, goes like this: “Justificatio est articulus stantis et cadentis ecclesiae.” Which, being translated, means: “Justification is the article on which the church stands or falls.” Dear friends, on this Reformation Day I submit to you that this is what the whole Reformation was about, namely, the doctrine of justification. This is the article of doctrine on which everything else depends. It is the article on which the church stands or falls. What’s more, it is the...
  • Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer

    10/30/2019 9:52:24 AM PDT · by OddLane · 61 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/30/19 | Ligonier Ministries
    For a limited time, watch this documentary in its entirety to discover the events God used in Martin Luther’s life that led him to rediscover the gospel of justification by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.
  • "An Eternal Gospel to Proclaim" (Sermon for Reformation Day, on Revelation 14:6-7)

    10/26/2019 3:16:10 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | October 27, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “An Eternal Gospel to Proclaim” (Revelation 14:6-7) Our text is one of the traditional readings for Reformation Day, Revelation 14:6-7. There St. John writes: “Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. And he said with a loud voice, ‘Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.’” Now the question immediately arises: How did this text come to...
  • What are the 95 Theses of Martin Luther?

    10/18/2019 3:39:19 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 87 replies
    Gotquestions.org ^ | unknown | unknown
    In case no one has ever actually read what Luther wrote. Some additional background is available at the link provided.****** Out of love for the truth and from desire to elucidate it, the Reverend Father Martin Luther, Master of Arts and Sacred Theology, and ordinary lecturer therein at Wittenberg, intends to defend the following statements and to dispute on them in that place. Therefore he asks that those who cannot be present and dispute with him orally shall do so in their absence by letter. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen. 1. Our Lord and Master Jesus...
  • Peter Thiel predicts ‘reformation’ of higher education in speech to student journalists

    12/03/2018 1:23:17 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 46 replies
    thecollegefix.com ^ | 12/1/18 | Jennifer Kabbany
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Peter Thiel is an optimist. Standing before a room full of nearly 100 right-of-center student journalists on Friday night, he told the crowd “we are not on the losing side of history.” But a “reformation” needs to happen first, the billionaire tech mogul and libertarian philanthropist said. “Universities today are as corrupt as the Catholic Church of 500 years ago,” Thiel said. During his speech, he spoke of an academia that has shut down debate, excommunicated conservative scholars, and insisted a college degree is the only way to “salvation,” that being a good job and solid future....
  • A Blind Man in a Bell Tower

    10/31/2018 10:41:29 PM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    Ligonier Ministries ^ | 10/31/18 | R.C. Sproul
    Martin Luther didn’t intend to start the Reformation. In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul explains how Luther’s 95 Theses spread across Germany and sparked a chain of events he never saw coming.
  • "How Do We Get God's Grace?" (Sermon for Reformation Day, on Romans 3:19-28)

    10/27/2018 9:30:52 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 11 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | October 28, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “How Do We Get God’s Grace?” (Romans 3:19-28) On the last Sunday in October every year, we celebrate Reformation Day. For on October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed Ninety-five Theses to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany, thus starting the great Reformation of the Christian church. Last year, 2017, was the 500th anniversary of that momentous event, and there were huge celebrations around the world. This year, 2018, is the 501st anniversary, so the occasion is toned down accordingly. But we still have something to celebrate. Indeed, 1517 was just the beginning of the Reformation. Every year now we will...
  • Martin Luther: Definitely Not a Jew - The Protestant Reformation and Anti-Semitism

    08/11/2018 11:26:52 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 122 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | October 31, 2017 | Verónica Zaragovia
    On Oct. 31, 1517, Luther nailed a copy of his 95 Theses to the wooden doors of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. In his theses, Luther criticized the pope and Catholic Church practices like the selling of indulgences for redemption. But Luther wrote more than just the 95 Theses. He’s also the author of a corpus of virulent anti-Jewish writings. Over the next 30 years, as Protestantism took root, Luther evolved from being tolerant of Jews, hopeful they could become good Christians, to being disgusted with them. He described Jews as blasphemous, contaminators and murderers who should be expelled by...
  • Did Luther say, “Be a sinner and sin boldly”?

    IV. Sin Boldly: A Detailed Analysis The Letter to Melanchthon ends with the famous “sin boldly” statement: “If you are a preacher of grace, then preach a true and not a fictitious grace; if grace is true, you must bear a true and not a fictitious sin. God does not save people who are only fictitious sinners. Be a sinner and sin boldly,  but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly, for he is victorious over sin, death, and the world. As long as we are here [in this world]  we have to sin. This life is...
  • Today's Birthday girl: Elizabeth Ist of England

    09/07/2006 8:19:40 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 17 replies · 1,985+ views
    Elizabeth I- Born: 7 September 1533 - Birthplace: Greenwich, England - Died: 24 March 1603 Best Known As: "The Virgin Queen" of England, 1558-1603 The daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth succeeded Mary I in 1558. Dedicated to her position as ruler, Elizabeth fought off rivals (such as heir to the throne Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned for 19 years and executed in 1587) and expanded England's power overseas, eventually succeeding in defeating the Spanish Armada in 1588. Her nearly 45-year reign is considered one of England's high points: it featured luminaries such as Sir Walter Raleigh,...