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May 30, 2017

A template has been designed for use on the Bibles we are offering on the Reformation Tours. It features the crest of the (now defunct) Wittenberg University where Martin Luther lectured, plus the 'Just By Faith' Stamp that we are using on our Reformation literature....

May 29, 2017

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November 10: A son is born to Hans and Margerethe Luther (also called Luder) in Lutherstadt Eisleben; he is baptized "Martin" on November 11 in the Church of St Peter and St Paul.

1484

The family moves to the village of Mansfeld-Lutherstadt.

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Martin Luther starts s...

May 28, 2017

Music was crucial to Luther's Reformation momentum, and encouraged radical singers long after his death. Some have opined that his popular musical style is immediately comparable with some of the most well-known protest movements of the modern age.

Before 1517, the Cath...

May 27, 2017

When School groups visit the Reformation Room we ask their teacher to fill in a feedback form, giving an evaluation of the tour and offering suggestions for improvements. To date these responses have been most encouraging.

One teacher suggested that if we were able to p...

May 26, 2017

After some specialist dress fittings – and multiple hours spent by Majorie in the sewing shop – Alana is now perfectly kitted out to represent Luther's wife, Katherine von Bora, on the Reformation Tours. 

May 25, 2017

"Behind each word in Martin Luther’s collection of writings was the heart of a pastor and the soul of a man who sought comfort in Christ’s peace and forgiveness above all else. As he wrestled with matters of faith in preaching, studying, defending, and reflecting on Sc...

May 23, 2017

The invention of the printing press by Gutenberg around 60 years earlier meant that copies of the Martin Luther's 95 Theses had circulated throughout Europe in a matter of months. Luther’s writings captured the zeitgeist for reform and drew together disparate groups of...

May 22, 2017

I received a most encouraging call from printer Mr Joe Costley on Saturday in which he made me an offer I couldn't possibly refuse: "I've got some space on a print run which means I'll be able to print off 5000 A6 adverts for the Reformation Room. They'll be free to yo...

May 21, 2017

The lines –

When the light first dawned on my spirit, 

And my soul was truly blest

– are familiar to those who sing, 'Let Me Tell The Old, Old Story,' a hymn penned by Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929).

As far as the German Reformer Martin Luther was concerned, this "light first...

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