Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy 490th!

On this day in 1517, Martin Luther famously posted his 95 Theses on the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, setting in motion a multitude of events which collectively are referred to as The Reformation.

The image on the right is from one of the very few early printings of Luther's hymn: "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God." There are no known first edition printings left. This book is a second edition, and extremely rare. It is in the holdings of the Lutherhaus museum in Wittenberg, Germany. Photograph by Paul T. McCain. June 2006. Wittenberg, Germany.

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God. (Eph 2:8 NRSV)

1 comment:

  1. Saw that book in Wittenburg. Been thinking about that trip a lot today. Semper Reformanda!