Martin Luther, Reformer

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The  towers of the town church at Wittenberg ,where Martin Luther was the parish priest in effect and preached often.

Today is acknowledged as the 500th anniversary of  the beginning of what is known now as the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther , a priest, monk and university professor at Wittenberg in Saxony, Germany, concerned that true Christian teaching about salvation was being corrupted by the sale of indulgences by Church authorities,  posted 95 theses for debate on the university noticeboard, the door of the church next to the castle (not pictured). From that simple act of academic freedom flowed a process of religious, political ,cultural and psychological transformation which changed the world for ever.

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