image for Literary Event item typeMartin Luther: Catholic Dissident, Peter Stanford at Richmond Library Annex

Literary Event, Sun 19 Nov 2017

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Richmond Literature Festival

020 8831 6494

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Quadrant Road,
Richmond,
TW9 1DH

Details

The 31st of October 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther pinning his 95 ‘Theses’ - or reform proposals - to the door of his local University church in Wittenberg. Most scholars now agree that the details of this eye-catching gesture are more legend than hammer and nails, but what is certainly true is that on this day (probably in a letter to his local Archbishop in Mainz), the Augustinian Friar and theologian issued an outspokenly blunt challenge to his own Catholic Church to reform itself from within - especially over the sale of ‘indulgences’ - which ultimately precipitated a huge religious and political upheaval right across Europe and divided mainstream Christianity ever after.

A new, popular biography from journalist Peter Stanford, looking at Martin Luther from within his Catholic context, examining his actual aims for Catholicism as well as his enduring legacy - and where he might fit within the church today.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 19 Nov 2017 15:00

Prices

£8 / £6.50
Special £5.50 ticket price for Richmond Card holders

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