Nationalism is a buzzword pulled straight from today’s headlines. But did you know that a large part of the Reformation was driven by nationalism? Find out how in The Reformation 500 Years Later: 12 Things You Need To Know (releases August 28th.) 500 years after Martin Luther allegedly nailed his 95 Theses on the door of Wittenburg Castle Church, popular historian Benjamin Wiker PhD reveals 12 little known facts about the historical event that impacts every last one of us. In The Reformation 500 Years Later: 12 Things You Need to Know, Professor Wiker reveals: Why Islam and secularism, major threats to Christianity today, were also major factors influencing the Reformation How Luther inspired radical reformers whom he actually despised How bad popes were even worse than you think Why nationalism was as much a force in the Reformation as religious reform was How the Catholic Church was in dire need of reform—and how it had benefited from continual reform over the course of its then 1,500-year history How the invention of the printing press both helped and harmed the Reformation Why another Reformation is inevitable, and what course it might take.
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