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Word and Image: Martin Luther’s Reformation

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Five hundred years ago a monk in a backwater town at the edge of Germany took on the most powerful men in Europe: the Holy Roman Emperor and the Pope…and he won. Martin Luther’s Reformation is one of the most successful media campaigns in history and an event that completely altered the course of western history. Read more.

Martin Luther as a Monk

Martin Luther as a Monk (1520), Lucas Cranach. © Luther Memorials Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt

Martin Luther

Martin Luther (1529), Lucas Cranach. © Luther Memorials Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt

Luther as a Monk

Luther as a Monk (1520), Lucas Cranach. © Luther Memorials Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt

Virgin and Child with St. John as a Boy

Virgin and Child with St. John as a Boy (1514), Lucas Cranach. © Federal Republic of Germany

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