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The Luther Effect

Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

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Protestantism – 500 Years in the World

For the first time an exhibition will illustrate not only the global diversity and history of Protestantism, but also its potential for engendering conflict between different cultures. ‘The Luther Effect’ tells a global story of effect and counter-effect that begins around 1500 and continues on into the present day. It is depicted using the examples of Germany and Europe 1450–1600, Sweden 1500–1750, North America 1600–1900, Korea 1850–2000 and present-day Tanzania. The Deutsches Historisches Museum is presenting the exhibition in the Martin-Gropius-Bau and bringing together a number of outstanding international loans, many of which have never before been displayed in Germany. Find out more about the ‘Luther Effect’ exhibition from the Deutsche Historisches Museum’s website.

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Westward the Course of Empire Takes its Way (1861), Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze. © Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Westward the Course of Empire Takes its Way (1861), Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze. © Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma

First Fruits (1748), Johann Valentin Haidt. © Unitätsarchiv der Evangelischen Brüder-Unität, Herrnhut; Unitätsarchiv

First Fruits (1748), Johann Valentin Haidt. © Unitätsarchiv der Evangelischen Brüder-Unität, Herrnhut; Unitätsarchiv

Martin Luther in the circle of Reformers (1625–1650), German School. © Deutsches Historisches Museum

Martin Luther in the circle of Reformers (1625–1650), German School. © Deutsches Historisches Museum

Maria Aurora and Amélie Wilhelmine von Königsmarck, swearing in representatives of the Bible and Swedish law (c. 1690) © Östergötlands Museum, Linköping

Maria Aurora and Amélie Wilhelmine von Königsmarck, swearing in representatives of the Bible and Swedish law (c. 1690) © Östergötlands Museum, Linköping

Morning Glory in the Lutheran Kariakoo Church in Dar es Salaam, June 2016 © Deutsches Historisches Museum / Karsten Hein

Morning Glory in the Lutheran Kariakoo Church in Dar es Salaam, June 2016 © Deutsches Historisches Museum / Karsten Hein

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