When Luther was close to death he reportedly exclaimed: 'Living I was your plague O Pope, Dead I will be your Death.'
This lecture marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his famous 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg Cathedral. It will focus on the passions that drove Luther throughout his life, including the use of images by the artist Lucas Cranach to create a distinctive visual style to convey his message.
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/martin-luther-and-his-crusade-against-the-pope
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