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Martin Luther: Catholic Dissident

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Peter Stanford

Friday 13th October 18:30 - 19:30 | Northwood House

Five hundred years after Augustinian friar and theologian, Martin Luther, triggered the Protestant Reformation, the former editor of the Catholic Herald, Peter Stanford, provides a new perspective in Martin Luther: Catholic Dissident. On 31st October 1517 Martin Luther pinned his ’95 Theses’ – or reform proposals – to the door of his local university church in Wittenberg, attacking papal abuses and the sale of indulgences, thereby issuing a challenge to his own Catholic Church to reform itself from within. This ultimately precipitated a huge religious and political upheaval right across Europe and divided mainstream Christianity ever after.

“Peter Stanford has written a compelling biography of one of the greatest men of the modern age. He is particularly brilliant on the tensions inside Luther’s private and spiritual life. This is a very fine biography written with a flourish.
Melvyn Bragg

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