Lecture Series

Martín Lutero: His Life, His Work, His Time

19, 24 October 2017
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500 years ago, in 1517, the Protestant Reformation that caused the schism in the Catholic Church took place. The driving force behind it was the Augustinian theologist Martin Luther (Eisleben, 1483-1546).

According to tradition, on 31 October 1517 the 95 thesis with which Luther condemned the trading of indulgences were nailed to the door of the German church of Wittenberg, however, recent historical investigations question the veracity of this fact. Luther’s theories gave rise to a whole series of debates about what the Christian faith and morals should be, and which brought about the formation of new churches that did not recognise the papal authority and went on to commonly be known as Protestants or Lutherans.

This series of two lectures, which will be delivered by the Emeritus Professor of the Philosophy of Religions at the UNED, Manuel Fraijó, aims to provide us with a closer insight into the figure of Martin Luther, the protagonist of an important chapter in philosophy and history.

Watch video: Upcoming Lectures
Watch video: Biographical sketch of Luther and the early stages of the Reformation
Watch video: The turbulent itinerary of the reform project; its successes and failures