In 2017, people from around the world will be coming to Germany for special events marking the 500th anniversary of the creation of the Protestant Church. In 1517, theologian Martin Luther publicly broke with the Roman Catholic church.
German leaders gathered in Wittenberg to mark 500 years since Martin Luther began the Protestant Reformation. Alongside ceremonies in the eastern city, events were held across Germany.
Germany will be celebrating the 500th anniversary since the Protestant Reformation with a public holiday on October 31, 2017. How much do you know about Martin Luther? Test your knowledge with these five questions.
Martin Luther not only reformed the Church 500 years ago, but also discovered the power of music as a songwriter and composer. His chorales gave churchgoers a voice and helped spread the ideas of the Reformation.
The movement that began 500 years ago has transformed Christianity through the message of liberation by God's grace. And, Lutheran World Federation President Musa Panti Filibus writes, the Reformation has not ended.
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