The first issue of Christian History magazine's series of four on the Reformation explores the roots and fruits of reform. On a quiet October Wednesday in 1517, a young Augustinian monk and theology professor, with one nail to the Wittenberg Castle door, struck a death blow to medieval Catholicism. That’s the story we think we know of Martin Luther, his 95 Theses, and the beginning of the Reformation. But is it the whole story? What cries for reform preceded Luther? Who helped him and who opposed him? And what were the things he changed and the things he didn't? Find out in this issue of Christian History magazine.
Our next Reformation issue will print in May of 2016 and will feature those who took Reformation ideas into the political realm, including Ulrich Zwingli, the Peasants' Revolt, and the Anabaptists.