The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is fast approaching! Do you want to learn more about Martin Luther, his writings, and their impact on Christianity? Do you want to reflect on the ongoing impact of the Reformation today? Stop by our Reformation @ 500 Book Display, sponsored by Augsburg Fortress, to peruse engaging books on the Reformation for readers of all ages and interests!
Need a little refresher on the historical background? The Protestant Reformation was the 16th-century religious, political, intellectual and cultural upheaval that splintered the Catholic Europe, firmly establishing the structures and beliefs that would define the continent in the modern era. Reformers like Martin Luther, John Calvin and Henry VIII challenged papal authority and questioned the Catholic Church’s ability to define Christian practice. They argued for a religious and political redistribution of power into the hands of Bible – and pamphlet – reading pastors and princes. The disruption triggered wars, persecutions and the so-called Counter-Reformation, the Catholic Church’s delayed but forceful response to the Protestants.
The books that will be on display are new additions to our library collection. Order forms will be available if you would like to purchase a personal copy for yourself or to give as a gift to someone. During our special display, you can save up to 50% plus receive free shipping on all available titles.
Augsburg Fortress believes these books will invite you to learn about the reformers and the writings that sparked a world-changing renewal in the church. You are encouraged to explore the meaning of the Reformation for the ongoing life and mission of the church. These resources will teach us about the life and writings of Martin Luther in particular. You may be inspired to incorporate the books into devotions, prayer, and studies of the way the Reformation impacts the church today.
The books will be available to view from Sunday, October 2 - 16, on a display in the Fellowship Hall Foyer between Sunday services and throughout the week in the church library in the administration building.
For information, contact Phyllis Kidwell (903-681-5504).
For more information, visit Reformation and its 500th anniversary.