Reformation 500th Anniversary

Reformation 500th Anniversary Articles on Presbyterians of the Past

Over the course of 2017 Presbyterians of the Past will be posting occasional articles concerning the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his ninety-five theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany. The tactic was not an act of vandalism but was instead the accepted way for one to bring issues of theological concern to debate and their composition in Latin limited the readership until they, in the case of Luther’s theses, were quickly translated into German and other languages. Luther’s hammer and nail confrontation over the use of indulgences by the Roman Catholic Church is considered the starting point of the Reformation. Listed below is a catalog of articles posted on Presbyterians of the Past. The titles are listed in reverse order with the most recently posted first.


Reformation 500th Resources and Conferences,” posted October 15, 2017

“Reforming Worship Music, Wittenberg and Geneva, posted October 12, 2017

“Martin Luther and 500 Years of Protestant Printing,” posted October 4, 2017

“A Copy of Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses,” posted September 27, 2017

“J. H. Merle D’Aubigné, 1794-1872,” posted September 20, 2017

“John Knox, 1514-1572,” posted September 6, 2017

“Review, Martin Bucer: A Reformer and His Times, Martin Greschat,” posted August 30, 2017

“Reformation 500th, John Calvin, 1509-1564,” posted August 23, 2017

“Review, Knowing God & Ourselves, Institutes, David Calhoun,” posted August 8, 2017

“City of God, by Augustine,” posted July 14, 2017

“What are Communion Tokens?” [ John Calvin] posted June 12, 2017

“Selections from Martin Luther’s Table Talk,” posted March 23,2017

“Review, Calvin’s Company of Pastors, by Scott M. Manetsch,” posted March 10, 2017

Review, London and the Reformation, by Susan Brigden,” posted February 21, 2017

“Remembering the 400th,” posted January 19, 2017

“The Royal Wedding, 2011,” posted January 4, 2017

Other Reformation Articles on this Site

“Reformation Day 2016, John Calvin,” posted October 12, 2016

“Reformation Day 2015, B. B. Warfield on Luther’s Theses,” posted October 26, 2015

“Reformation Day 2015, John Calvin, by T. C. Johnson,” posted October 23, 2015

“Reformation Day 2015, Henry VIII’s Divorce,” posted October 21, 2015

“Reformation Day 2015, Suggested Books,” posted October 13, 2015

“Reformation Day 2015, Augustine’s Quest for Rest in His Confessions,” posted October 3, 2015