Nailing of the 95 theses
Luther spent his early years in relative anonymity as a monk and scholar. This act has been portrayed numerous timesthoughout the centuries, and until the 21st century it was accepted asfact. Some of the events include the publishing of Sherlock Holmes and the death of Harry Houdini. Also, the Prime Minister of India was assassinated and Martin Luther posted his 95 theses. Lead Story 1517 Martin Luther posts 95 theses. He also argued that faith, not deeds, is the path to salvation.
By making these arguments public, he sparked a religious revolution that came to be known as the Protestant Reformation. Continue Reading. In fact, in September of that same year, he had led a debate Educators, challenge your students to learn vital Web research skills and study an event in nailing of the 95 theses with the On This Day Challenge. Participating classes will be eligible for prizes and could be featured on findingDulcinea. Martin Luther was a Catholic monk in the German state of Saxony who became disillusioned with the corruption and greed he saw within the Church, and began to lose faith that the Nailing of the 95 theses would lead him to salvation.
Get the best from CT editors, delivered straight to your inbox. More NewslettersSometime during October 31, 1517, the day before the Feast of All Saints, the 33-year-old Martin Luther posted theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. The door functioned as a bulletin board for various announcements related to academic and church affairs. The theses were written in Latin and printed on a folio sheet by the printer John Gruenenberg, one of the many entrepreneurs in the new print medium first used in Germany about 1450.