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On 31 October 1517, 499 years ago, the Augustinian monk Martin Luther from Wittenberg sent his Ninety-Five Theses, harshly criticizing the Roman Catholic practice of selling indulgences. This would become the starting point of the Reformation. The intention was to fundamentally reform Latin Christendom and the Church. The result, however, was a schism. It led… » read more

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Posted by Oliver H. Schmidt

Am 31. Oktober 1517 versandte der Wittenberger Augustinermönch Martin Luther 95 Thesen, in denen er mit scharfen Worten die damalige Ablasspraxis der lateinisch-christlichen Kirche angriff. Es sollte der Beginn der Reformation werden. Sie trat an, um die lateinische Christenheit und ihre Kirche grundlegend zu erneuern. Das Ergebnis aber war ihre Teilung. Sie führte zu einer… » read more

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Posted by Oliver H. Schmidt