An Introduction to the 95 Theses (Part 5)

Luther concludes his argument with the four most rhetorically charged theses of the whole document.

An Introduction to the 95 Theses (Part 4)

Luther utilizes common critiques of indulgences to point the reader back to  his own proposed solution. 

An Introduction to the 95 Theses (Part 3)

An examination of theses 6-80 on the limitations of indulgences.

An Introduction to the Ninety-Five Theses (Part 2)

A review of the introduction and first five points of the Ninety-Five Theses remind us that this was not intended to be a revolutionary document.

Introduction to The Ninety-Five Theses (Part 1)

Understanding the literary structure of the Ninety-Five Theses will enable us to better read the document.

The Early Luther: A Man with Questions

Luther’s dispute over the issue of indulgences started as more questioning than rebelling.

The Early Luther: A Man in Development

We must be willing to see Luther as a man in development if we are going to see Luther as he truly was.

Reformation Context (Part 14): The Issue of Indulgences

Luther’s issue with indulgences was that they lacked any humility.

Reformation Context (Part 13): Luther and Bernard

Bernard of Clairvaux played a key role in shaping Luther’s Eschatology

Reformation Context (Part 12): Luther as a Medieval Man

It is important to see Luther as a Medieval man