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October 31, 1517

book cover image Protestants

Five hundred years ago this month, Martin Luther challenged the authority of the Pope. The Church has not been the same, since. Neither have we.

Luther's revolution went on to topple governments, up-end social norms and transform our understanding of God. Says historian Alec Ryrie, the world we live in was indelibly changed by Protestants.

For more on the history of Protestantism.
For the Kirkus review.
For the upcoming program on Martin Luther.