October 31 1517 CE – Martin Luther Inadvertently Launches the Protestant Reformation with The Ninety-Five Theses

October 31 1517 CE – Martin Luther Inadvertently Launches the Protestant Reformation with The Ninety-Five ThesesRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Fifteen centuries after the death of Christ, the Catholic Church had grown to become the most influential organization in Western Europe. A theology professor and Augustinian monk at the University of Wittenberg, Martin Luther, shifted the course of Christianity with a letter to Archbishop Albert of Mainz on October 31, 1517. The accompanying questions would go on to be known as The Ninety-Five Theses, the seminal document in the Protestant Reformation that fractured the continent along religious lines. Corruption in the Catholic Church was not a new development. […]