12th May 2017 : Mark Whelan : Luther and the Reformation

Regular price £5.50

 St Andrew's Church, Wraysbury :  7.30pm : parking available at the church

Martin Luther was a German theologian who had a seminal role in the Protestant Reformation. The 16th-century religious, cultural, and political upheaval splintered Catholic Europe, as the authority of the Pope and the Roman Catholic church were challenged. It triggered persecution and wars, led to the foundation of the Anglican church, and inexorably to the Counter-Reformation.

Dr Mark Whelan is a lecturer and researcher at Royal Holloway, where he focuses on "the political, cultural, and intellectual impulses unleashed in Christendom by the rising power of the Ottoman Empire across the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries".