The first time I gazed up at the ceiling of Rome’s Sistine Chapel, the Renaissance cast its spell on me through Michelangelo’s painting of the full-bodied, emotional figures of God and Adam. Then a classic David versus Goliath battle hooked me on the Reformation. Sparks flew when Martin Luther stood up against the pleasure-loving Renaissance Pope Leo and the powerful Roman Church he headed.
What did the Italian Renaissance, with its vitality, creativity, and focus on humanity have to do with the religious Reformation sparked by Luther?
We’ll take a fresh look at how the Renaissance shaped Martin Luther and how he impacted the world (and still does, in the Reformation’s 500th anniversary year), as well as how his ideas spread throughout Europe and even further.
Join me for an exciting ride on the road to Reformation!
Coming Fall 2017
When Martin Luther’s heretical books ignite a young girl’s faith, she must choose—abandon her beliefs or risk her life in the turbulent world of late Renaissance Italy.