This text was converted to ascii text for project wittenberg by allen mulvey, and is in the public domain you may freely distribute, copy or print this text. The ninety-five theses or disputation on the power of indulgences are a list of propositions for an academic disputation written in 1517 by martin luther, professor. Martin luther’s ninety-five theses on 31 october 1517, martin luther posted his disputation on the power of indulgences as we commemorate the 500th anniversary. Many have found the 95 theses difficult to read and comprehend this short primer highlights some of the theses and key concepts luther wished to explore.
Five hundred years ago, on oct 31, 1517, the small-town monk martin luther marched up to the castle church in wittenberg and nailed his 95 theses to the door, thus. 1517 luther posts the 95 theses an luther was calling for a disputation on the power and efficacy of indulgences out of love and zeal for truth and the. Reformation day commemorates the publication of the ninety five theses in 1517 by martin luther it has been historically important in the following european entities. Out of love for the truth and from desire to elucidate it, the reverend father martin luther, master of arts and sacred theology, and ordinary lecturer therein at.
Martin luther's 95 theses paved the way for the birth of a great spiritual movement called the protestant reformation the reformation ultimately signaled the. “the ninety-five theses” martin luther - 1 - “the ninety five theses” — the common title to his “disputation on the power and efficacy of indulgences. Read luther's 95 theses online christian church doctrine written by martin luther for christianity and faith free bible study tools.
The very title of luther's famous first protest spells the death of all materialistic philosophies.