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Book printer, 1568
Book printer, 1568, Jost Amman – “Eygentliche Beschreibung aller Stände auff Erden, hoher und nidriger, geistlicher und weltlicher, aller Künsten, Handwercken und Händeln …”, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=207246

Editor’s note: blog posts will alternate between 1) the lead-up to the Reformation and 2) the Reformation’s 500th anniversary. Today we begin with resources related to the Reformation’s 500th anniversary.

October 31 1517: Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World, by Martin E. Marty, Paraclete Press, 2016 (focus on Luther’s significance and the ecumenical movement)

http://lutheranreformation.org/history/ (website dedicated to Reformation’s 500th anniversary, many topics and events)

Brand Luther, by Andrew Pettegree. Penguin Random House, 2016. (about Luther’s use of the printing press)

Here I Walk: A Thousand Miles on Foot to Rome With Martin Luther, by Andrew L. Wilson. Brazos Press, 2016 (the recent travel narrative of a couple who tried to follow Luther’s route)

Luther and the Reformation, video production by Rick Steves https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/video/tv-show/tv-specials/luther

“This week’s best radio: Martin Luther and the Reformation,” https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/apr/29/david-hepworth-radio-preview-martin-luther-reformation (UK radio programs about the Reformation; can be downloaded)

Art exhibit on Luther’s 95 Theses: http://www.dw.com/en/martin-luthers-influence-told-through-95-treasures-and-95-people/a-38843358

Luther and Katharina: A Novel of Love and Rebellion, by Jody Hedlund. Waterbrook Multnomah, 2015 (fictionalized romance of Martin Luther and Katharina von Bora)

“Luther is famous, but we know little about him,” http://www.dw.com/en/luther-is-famous-but-we-know-little-about-him/a-37907857 (German article about Luther)

“Reading the Reformation in 2017,” by Bruce Gordon, Christianity Today, Jan/Feb 2017, pp. 47-51 (review article about recent Reformation-related books)

What are your favorite not-too-heavy Reformation 500 resources?