Discover how modern technology in the form of the Gutenberg Printing Press, made Luther the most widely published author in history, accelerating the popularity of the Reformation.
The Ninety-Five Theses 2017 is the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation because 31st October 1517 marked the true commencement of this movement. On the final day of October 1517, the Augustinian Monk, who was also Doctor of Theology, in the University of Wittenberg, went to the door of the Castle Church where he was... Continue Reading →
Comparing a religious exercise with a gambling game may seem odd at one end of the spectrum, while at the other extreme such a description may appear grossly offensive, because of its blasphemous and sacrilegious nature. By employing this terminology, however, historian Ronald Bainton finds the spark that ignited the revolution that we today call... Continue Reading →
In the sixteenth century, religious tourism generated large sums of money for the Papacy and for the city of Rome. In the Renaissance Period, the Church invested heavily in impressive works of art, which continue to be admired today, all of which helped to boost the city's status as the spiritual centre and a magnet... Continue Reading →
Should I Attend or Not? This is a question that arises from time to time. Someone we know through work, social connections or family links passes away, and that individual is a Roman Catholic. Should I attend the funeral mass? Would it seem rude if I didn't attend? What would be the best approach out... Continue Reading →
"There he is. Do you see him?" The guide pressed a button, activating a light which shone into a crevice high up on the walls of the Angel Choir in Lincoln Cathedral. The visitors looked up with interest, gazing at the little stone figure with his beady eyes and horned head, smiling devilishly from his place.
The 16th Century controversy which engulfed Germany and Martin Luther may seem far removed from the tranquility of Lough Erne in the 6th Century. Appearances, however, are deceiving. Although 1,000 years of history separates the two locations, there is a rich vein of truth that unites 16th Century Wittenberg with Ireland and Lough Erne in... Continue Reading →
A series of articles celebrating most influential event in Western European History; occurring 500 years ago on 31st October 1517.