Martin Luther: The Wrath of God
This year marks the five hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation—traditionally pegged to October 31, 1517, the day Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses—and the celebration has been intense. Germany has had a Lutherdekade (Luther Decade) full of commemorations since 2007. In Europe and North America, we are now in the thick of the Lutherjahr (Luther Year), featuring countless lectures and conferences. No fewer than a dozen Luther biographies have been published in this Lutherjahr, causing Lutherjahrmüdigkeit (Luther Year fatigue) and Lutherjahrgeistesgestörtheit (Luther Year derangement) among Reformation specialists.
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