In 1517, a monk named Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany, sparking the Protestant Reformation. This year, Protestants around the world celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of their faith.
From Martin Luther narrowly missing a lightning strike to his 95 theses, children in Germany have replicated scenes from the reformer's life - using Playmobil. They are on show to mark 500 years since the Reformation.
When he pinned his 95 theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg 500 years ago, Martin Luther didn't just spark a church reformation, but a global movement. An exhibition in Berlin examines his wider impact.
He was more than just the major painter of the Reformation. He was also a good entrepreneur who knew how to sell his art. Works by Lucas Cranach, the Elder, can now be admired in a major exhibition in Dusseldorf.
500 years ago, Martin Luther’s 95 Theses led to the Protestant Reformation and a new understanding of faith. The six-part documentary series poses existential questions that still concern people today.
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