Canada Lutheran
The Magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

Luther’s Legacy

God Gives Grace, Forgiveness and Life to Broken People

October 31, 2017, marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Lutheran Reformation. On All Saints evening (all hallowed eve, or Hallowe’en) in 1517, Martin Luther, an obscure Augustinian monk living in a remote town in the northeastern part of what was then a part of the Holy Roman Empire, posted Ninety-Five Theses, or statements, for discussion.

“I believe that by my understanding or strength I cannot believe in Jesus Christ my Lord or come to him, but instead the Holy Spirit has called me through the gospel, enlightened me with his gifts, made me holy and kept me in the true faith.”

As the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation fast approaches, Rev. Dr. Gordon Jensen thoroughly explores the life and teachings of Martin Luther. Covering everything from Luther’s wife Katharina, to the 95 Theses, to his 16th century view on Muslims, Rev. Dr. Jensen’s five-page feature is a ‘must-read’ for all history buffs, and Lutherans alike.

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