The Protestant Reformation began in 1517 when a Roman Catholic priest, Martin Luther, challenged some of the teachings of the church. It is not an exaggeration to suggest that the Reformation changed the world, but Luther didn’t want to start a new church. He wanted to make changes in Catholicism, the faith in which he had been ordained. But his suggestions were rejected and he was branded a heretic.
Here are some further resources about the Reformation, which we will celebrate this year at Grace Lutheran Church during our services on Sunday, Oct. 29.
Here are resources from our denomination, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
Lutheran Reformation Resources
Here are stories from The Post and Courier published in October, 2017 – the 500th anniversary of the Reformation
Martin Luther: Reluctant reformer who rocked Christianity 500 years ago
Who are the Lutherans?
Lutherans and Catholics working toward unity
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