On Oct. 31, 1517, German priest Martin Luther is said to have posted a document—today referred to as the “95 theses”—to the door of a church to contest practices of the Catholic Church:

On Oct. 31, 1517, German priest Martin Luther is said to have posted a document—today referred to as the “95 theses”—to the door of a church to contest practices of the Catholic Church:

Opening this Saturday in the West Hall of the Library, “The Reformation: From the Word to the World” marks the 500th anniversary of Luther’s “95 theses.” Around 50 rare manuscripts, books, and prints will be on view, addressing the power of the written word and its relationship to radical change within a specific historical moment and geographical region.

“The Reformation: From the Word to the World” runs Oct. 28, 2017, through Feb. 26, 2018.

images:
Albrecht Durer (1471–1528), 
St. Jerome in his Study, 1514. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

H. Breul after H. Brückner, Life of Martin Luther and the heroes of the Reformation, 1874, hand-colored lithograph, H. Schile; New York. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Papal Indulgence issued by Pope Leo X, Florence, 1515. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

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